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Birds & Bagels

Come out and enjoy an early morning of birding, bagels, and coffee in this monthly warm weather series! 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: A few years into my birding journey, 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.

Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Registration closes the day before the event at 12:00pm. If this program is sold out, please complete online registration to be added to the waitlist. You will not be charged to be added to the waitlist. We will contact you if spots become available.

Adult/Child Member: $16
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.

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.


Aug 24 2024


8:00 am - 10:00 am


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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