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Keweenaw's Migratory Bird Festival in Copper Harbor
Celebrating the Spectacular Spring Migration

2015 Schedule & Things to Do
Early Spring - end of April & beginning of May

Birder Recommendation: Raptor migration is strong -Take Brockway Mountain Drive stopping along the way at many scenic turnouts to observe the raptors along the flyway. The Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch is taking place at the peak. Visit the counter as he surveys the skies for passing raptors. The Lake Superior shoreline is a great spot for birds and keep your eye on the sky! Sparrows are here - a good spot to view many species is Clyde's Bird Trail. The warblers are arriving in great numbers. Check out Lake Manganese and the Red Trail for woodland visitors and don't miss Manganese Falls while the spring waters are still high are flowing strong.

Saturday, May 9th ~ Official International Migratory Bird Day


Birder Recommendation: It's time for more warblers, songbirds and the flycatchers are arriving too - Take woodland and field walks, Hunter's Point, Estivant Pines, Fort Wilkins - There is still raptor activity, just not as heavy now. Check out the harbor and Clyde's Bird Trail ponds for water birds.

Saturday, May 16th
1:00 pm ~ Live Raptor Program with Northwoods Wildlife Center
This is a fun program for the whole family. You will meet a few of their resident birds up close and personal. The program is about 1 hour.
Held at the Grant Township Community Hall adjacent to the Copper Harbor Welcome Center. Suggested donation $5.00 per person - kids free!

*We apologize for the 3:00 presentation being cancelled, but have added other options.

2:30 pm ~ At this time there are 2 options
Take a ride up Brockway to meet the counter for The Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch and see some birds!
Take a guided bird and wildflower walk. There will be 2 parts to the walk, both ending back a at the hall, so you can choose how far you wish to go. (weather permiting)

5:00 pm ~ Local Count Updates with Joe Youngman
This presentation will feature an update to the long running Manitou Island Bird Survey as well as the newest water bird study on done last fall from Hebard Park near Copper Harbor. Along with new data and interesting findings, Joe will share many beautiful images of the islands.

End of May / June

Birder Recommendation: The migration is slowing down at this time but is still going. It's a great time see the birds that stay and nest here while they are still active and looking for nesting territories. There is still raptor activity, but slowing steadily. Everywhere you look there are birds!

Sunday, May 31st
Work Day and Walkabout at Klipfel Nature Sanctuary and Brockway Mountain Drive Audubon Sanctuary
Join stewards Dana Richter and Nancy Leonard for trail cleaning hikes at Klipfel NS and at the Audubon Sanctuary on Brockway Mountain Drive. In between trail cleanings, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, explore the area and keep our eyes open for rare and beautiful spring-blooming plants as well as raptors migrating overhead. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves, drinking water, a picnic lunch, bug repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, and clippers if you have them.
~ 10:00 am - Meet at Klipfel Nature Sanctuary trailhead on Brockway Mountain Drive, west of Copper Harbor. Look for the large MNA Event sign.

Sunday, June 7th
Benefit Breakfast at the Harbor Haus - HAS BEEN CANCELLED