Monday, April 27, 2009

2009 Upper Peninsula Specialty Tours

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Kirk Zulfelt

Join MAS tour guide Skye Haas in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a day-long caravan as we explore the boreal forests looking for Connecticut Warblers, Spruce Grouse, and Black-backed Woodpeckers.

In addition to these unique species, we may also see:Le Conte's Sparrow, Mourning and Golden-winged Warblers, Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided Flycatchers. Many other northern breeding birds and wildlife may also be seen!

The tours will leave from Paradise, Michigan, at 6:00 am, with a stop for a mid-day lunch at a local restaurant. We will return to Paradise near dinnertime.

Tours will take place on the following days:

  • Saturday, May 30
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Monday, June 1
  • Saturday, June 6
  • Sunday, June 7
  • Monday, June 8
  • Friday, June 12
  • Saturday, June 13
  • Sunday, June 14

Reservations are required. For more information or to register, contact:

Wendy Tatar, (517) 886-9144 or via email

Tour Prices: Michigan Audubon members: $60 Non-members: $75
Note: Cost of lunch is not included.

Visa & Mastercard accepted. Each tour is limited to 12 participants. Tours run from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (approximate)

The tour will include treks through wet bogs with lots of mosquitoes, so be sure to bring:

Insect repellent, insect head net, light-weight gloves, long sleeves and pants, waterproof boots or shoes, rain gear, snacks, water/beverages, scopes and binoculars, camera, field guides for birds, butterflies, wild flowers, etc.