SOLD OUT | Birds and Bagels (6/17)
Registration Begins
4/7/2023 5:00 PM
Last Day To Register
6/16/2023 12:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 5/17/2023
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Pre-registration is required. Registration closes the day before the event at 12:00pm. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at if you have any questions.


Come out and enjoy an early morning of birding, bagels, and coffee in this monthly warm weather series! Coffee provided in partnership with Outside Coffee Co, and bagels from Bagel Kitchen! Grand Rapids Audubon Club member Cynthia Maas will guide this hike to introduce the birds that call Blandford home in the summer. You'll develop skills for recognizing calls and identifying the field marks of wetland, meadow, and forest dwellers, such as the quirky Pileated Woodpecker and the Belted Kingfisher. Head out on the trail with binoculars (bring your own or borrow from us) and see how many feathered friends you can find!


About the instructor Cynthia Maas: I am constantly learning and growing in my knowledge of birds. Whether it's a casual stroll in the park or an exciting hike in the wilderness, I am always eager to embark on new adventures and deepen my connection with nature through the joy of birdwatching. Birdwatching has also given me a deeper appreciation for the importance of conservation and the need to protect bird habitats. Being in the field with  binoculars can be very stress relieving and a fun hobby. I live in Grand Rapids. My favorite place to go birdwatching is along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


Adult/Child Member: $15

Adult/Child Non-Member: $20

2 and Under: Free

This program is recommended for ages 14 and up. Younger children are welcome if supervised by an adult. An adult chaperone is required to register and attend with any registered child.
Please Note: This program will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled, and participants will be notified of their refund options.

COVID-19 Information: As of January 1, 2023, face coverings are not required while participating in programs indoors or outdoors at Blandford. Blandford continues to monitor local COVID rates and reserves the right to reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, if community health concerns arise. Blandford will notify program participants if this policy changes before a scheduled program takes place. Participants should not attend a program if they show any signs of infectious illness, including cough, fever, headache, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.

Blandford Nature Center partners with groups like the Grand Rapids Audubon Club to support our mission to engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature. We are aware of the broader conversations about the impact of John James Audubon’s legacy on today’s diverse birding community and are committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming experience for all program participants.
$15.00 per Adult - Member
$15.00 per Child - Member
$20.00 per Adult - Non-Member
$20.00 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 as 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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