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Birding Sites

For descriptions and directions to major birding sites in Ann Arbor and beyond, see www-personal.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds/se_mich/locations    


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Answers questions related to hunting, wildlife, and provides assistance with habitat management. Phone Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or email. Tips on how to handle conflicts with wildlife, nuisance animal control directory, and a listing of licensed wildlife rehabilitators available at Michigan.gov/wildlife. Visit Michigan.gov/eyesinthefield to report wildlife observations, such as wild turkey counts or diseased animals. The Report All Poaching Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 800-292-7800. DNR-wildlife@michigan.gov, michigan.gov/wildlife V  Wildlife Division: (517) 284-9453  


Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor)

Staff and volunteers conduct plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. Projects include volunteer surveys of breeding birds, frogs, and toads, and salamanders; seed collecting and sowing; conducting prescribed burns, and more. See website for information about volunteer training, hikes, and educational opportunities. NAP@a2gov.org, a2gov.org/NAP V  (734) 794-6627  3875 E. Huron River [map]


The Creature Conservancy

During Covid-19: Weekend hours only with safety protocols. Advance tickets only. See website for updates. Strives to create personal connections among people, animals and their shared environment. Brings humans and animals together in educational settings. Visitors may meet a kangaroo, warthogs, cougar, and many other animals. Host events at their location or yours or visit 30+ species of animals on weekend afternoons. Outdoor animals can be seen daily year-round 9 a.m.-6 p.m./dusk. Indoor exhibits open Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m., $10 for adults. Check website for information about private tours, field trips, and birthday parties. info@thecreatureconservancy.org, thecreatureconservancy.org V  (734) 929-9324  4950 Ann Arbor-Saline [map]




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