This years birding festival will consist of a series of six birding adventures led by community birding experts. All birding skills are welcome.
Due to the Bogs popularity we’ve added an additional program at the Bog. Birding the Bog II will be held Saturday, May 28th from 8:15 am to 10:00 am.
Cost: Free to public but will be limited to the first 15 registrants.
This adventure is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors of Marquette, MI.
Program description- The program will start off at MooseWood Nature Center with a brief power point describing the birds you’re likely to see, spring migrants, and potential rarities followed by a guided Bog Walk by our expert ornithology leaders. A meeting to discuss the tour and answer questions regarding the birds, photographing birds and optics will follow the walk.
Our Ornithology leaders: Scot Stewart and Alec Olivier
Scot is a charter board member of MooseWood and his has taught science for MAPS the last 35+ years. He is also a writer-photographer, contributing to Natural History, National Geographic, Sierra, Lake Superior and other magazines. Scot has written chapters and has contributed photographs for several books on the Great Lakes. He has been writing a weekly column on birding for the Marquette Mining Journal for nearly 16 years and the Marquette Monthly for a year. Photos of over 250 species of birds and other Upper Peninsula natural history subjects can be found on his website, www.sundewphotography.com.
Alec is a current board member of the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society, a local chapter of the Michigan Audubon. He is a freshmen at MSHS. Birding since the age four, he has led several birding events and will be the summer ornithologist for MooseWood this year. Olivier has had several photographs published by the Mining journal along with a feature article regarding his passion for birding when he was just 13 years old. Alec has a photo of an artic tern being displayed at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology. He was the first to locate and photograph this rare tern in Grand Marais, Michigan in 2014.