Birds & Bagels
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! A local birding expert from the Grand Rapids Audubon Club 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 this month’s guide 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.
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes the day before the event at 12:00pm. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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.