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Ransom Preserve Birding

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Details

Date:
June 4, 2016
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.landtrust.org

Organizer

Little Traverse Conservancy
Phone:
2313470991
Email:
anne@landtrust.org
Website:
www.landtrust.org

Other

Age
All Ages

Venue

Ransom Nature Preserve
Maple Grove Rd.
Charlevoix, MI United States
Phone:
2313470991

Join LTC and PRAS on a birding field trip at the 80-acre Charles A. Ransom Nature Preserve near Charlevoix. This hilltop preserve with splendid views offers a delightful mixture of habitats, which allows it to support a wide diversity of bird species. Scarlet Tanagers and Indigo Buntings have been regular in the past. Great-crested Flycatcher nested at this location in recent years. Rose-breasted grosbeak, various woodpeckers, various sparrows and even some warblers are all possibilities. Plan to spend approximately an hour and a half watching birds in the canopy from near the parking area. PRAS President Darrell Lawson will be on hand to help identify birds and answer your questions about them. For those who wish to hike down the hill and back, Darrell will take you down to show you the Kestrel nest box and explain the Kestrel nest box program that the LTC is operating in conjunction with the Peregrine Fund. Once done at Ransom, we will caravan to a field a few miles away where we will observe Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, and possibly even Upland Sandpipers. Please call LTC or register at www.landtrust.org. Limited to 20 participants.