Tawas Point Birding Festival Registration is now closed!

Online registration is now closed for the Tawas Point Birding Festival, however, on-site registration will be available beginning at noon on Thursday, May 19 at the East Tawas Community Center.

The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest

May 19-22 2016, Iosco County, Michigan

Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend presentations on the latest birding topics, hone your birding skills, and learn about avian conservation work in Michigan.

The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon.

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Recent species highlights include: Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Nearly 200 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2015. Don’t miss out, spots are limited!

Click here to download a map of Tawas Point State Park birding and hiking trails.

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Small – XL = $23.95
2 XL = $26.95
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Small – XL = $40.95
2 XL = $43.95
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New Location!

Tawas Point Birding Festival Update This year for the first time, the Tawas Point Birding Festival will be hosted at the East Tawas Community Center! The building is the newest rental and recreational facility in East Tawas. With plenty of...


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