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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birding in Northern Lower Michigan (Leelanau County) in July 2013

                                                              Authored by Sara Busch

     I recently returned to my roots and visited Leelanau County in Michigan’s Lower Penninsula in July.   Of course, I had to move away and develop an interest in birding in order to appreciate the raw and gentle beauty of “The Leelanau Pennisula.”  To make matters worse, it was only after moving to  Delaware County Pennsylvania that I found out that the rare Kirtland’s Warbler was practically a childhood neighbor in Michigan.  Alas, this short weekend visit did not include a trip to the Kirtland’s habitat.  But, it did provide some spectacular weather for bird walks!

The Sleeping Bear Birding Trail offered a local bird list, but unfortunately could not provide me with any organized bird walks that I might be able to join during our visit.  (So grateful for all of the field trips and bird walks the BCDC offers!)  Here are a few pictures of some of the birds and scenes I was able to enjoy one morning, in the great Up North. 

                                                                  Thank You Sara

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