Searching for Shorebirds Field Trip

There are over 30 species of shorebirds that migrate along the Lake Michigan shoreline from their Arctic breeding grounds to their southern wintering grounds. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to register for this birding trip that will focus on finding and identifying some of these shorebirds in Oceana County during the fall shorebird migration.  West Michigan birder and retired naturalist Chip Francke will lead this trip planned for Tuesday, August 30 from 8 am to 1 pm. Trip destinations include Mears State Park and shorebird hot spots near Pentwater and Hart. Transportation is via personal vehicles and participants should expect to walk up to 2 miles in easy terrain. There is no fee, however, advanced registration is required by August 25.   Those registered will receive trip details prior to the trip. Limited to 20 participants.