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February 24, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Boardman River Nature Center
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free, open to the public
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Birding Trails Workshop - learn more about establishing and maintaining a successful birding trail

Friday, February 24, 2017

Michigan Audubon and Sea Grant Michigan will host a birding trails workshop to support the grassroots effort of the growth of birding trails throughout the state. We want to nurture this growth by providing resources and support for new and existing birding trail organizers and teams. Communities across Michigan are recognizing birding as an economic driver. The US Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that wildlife-watching generates a billion dollars of economic activity in Michigan every year. Michigan’s grassroots-driven birding trails are a demonstration of the commitment of citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations, and agencies to preserving natural resources and promoting bird appreciation and protection. Birding trails offer birders, naturalists, and general eco-tourists opportunities to explore diverse habitats across Michigan. Birding trails are typically driving routes linking prime birding locations.