Credit: Joel Trick/USFWS
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Michigan Audubon Society are again providing opportunities to catch a glimpse of the endangered Kirtlandâs warbler in northern Michigan this spring and summer.
The Fish and Wildlife Service and Michigan Audubon Society will lead tours from the Grayling, Michigan, Ramada Inn from May 15 through July 4. Tours are offered weekdays at 7 am and on weekends and holidays at 7 am and 11 am.
âThis is an incredible opportunity to observe the endangered Kirtlandâs warbler and view nesting areas,â said Dan Elbert, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. âThe warblerâs nesting areas in northern Michigan are closed to the public during nesting season.â
Most male Kirtlandâs warblers arrive on the breeding grounds between May 1 and May 18, with the first females arriving a week or so after the first males. The best period for seeing the warbler is late May and the month of June. After July 1, viewing opportunities diminish. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and spotting scopes.
April 13, 2014
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