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! Grand Rapids Audubon Club member Emily Tornga 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: Emily’s love for birding started 7 years ago when she spotted her very first Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Things really snowballed from there and she now boasts a life list with over 400 species. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her enthusiasm for birds and nature with others.
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.
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.