Spring Migration Bird Bonanza

Spring Migration Bird Bonanza
Registration Begins
4/1/2022 5:00 AM
Last Day To Register
5/14/2022 4:00 PM
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Celebrating Birds and the Wonders of Our Natural World
A fundraising event hosted by Blandford Nature Center in collaboration with Querkus Creative

Join us on May 14th (National Bird Migration Day) as we celebrate all things birds! Participants will have the opportunity to go on a guided birding hike or an accessible birding tour with Blandford's educators, and an accessible conservation tour with The Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

Participants can meet and learn about a few of Blandford's wildlife ambassador birds at a Wildlife Show, then hit the trails with binoculars rented out by Thrive Outside. This event also includes the opportunity for shopping; with books from Books & Mortar, native plants from Blandford's Land Stewardship team, and art from Querkus Creative. Attendees can finish off the birding bonanza by grabbing a bite to eat from Land Whale Deli food truck.

Grand Rapids Audubon, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Latino Outdoors, Thrive Outside, and The Land Conservancy of West Michigan will all be attending this event with additional resources and information about their organizations.

Event Schedule
Native Plant Sale: 12pm-4pm or while supplies last
Wildlife Shows*: 12:30pm & 3:30pm, limited capacity
Birding Hikes: 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Birding Tours along Accessible Trail**: 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Land Conservancy led Conservation Tours**: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Non-Members: $3
Members and Children 2 & Under: Free (registration still required)

This program is recommended for all ages, including adults and families with children.

*wildlife shows will take place in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center Auditorium 
**tours will go out to the Highlands following our paved pathway suitable for those with mobility challenges (0.9 miles). 
$3.00 per Adult - Non-Member
$3.00 per Child - Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
Notice must be received at least 7 business days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements; refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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