You don’t have to fly south to be a snowbird.  Instead, you can plan to spend a day in Northern Michigan, with the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Birding Adventure on Saturday, January 29.

Grab your binoculars and bundle up for a day on the tundra-like Eastern Upper Peninsula.  Field trippers can hope to spy everything from snowy owls and bald eagles to rough-legged hawks and maybe even a gyrfalcon.  Departing from Harbor Springs bright and early, birders will follow scenic routes to Sault Ste. Marie, watching for feathered friends along the way.  Following a short ferry ride to Sugar Island, transportation will hit a slower pace as folks strap on snowshoes and head toward the shoreline of the Bailey-Lagerstrom Preserve.

Bring a lunch and dress for the day (remember: there is no bad weather, only poor clothing choices).  Carpooling is available.  To register, call 231-347-0991.