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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. Go to website's "Eyes in the Field," (secure1.state.mi.us/ORS/Home), to report wildlife, such as wild turkey counts or diseased animals. Invite the DNR to participate in a school or community program. Referrals to licensed animal rescuers and rehabilitators. 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, & 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. See website for changes in programs. Strives to create personal connections among people, animals and their shared environment. Brings humans and animals together in educational settings. Visitors may hear a kookaburra laugh, see a kangaroo hop, touch a sloth or watch a raven play catch. Host events at their location or yours or visit 30+ species of animals on weekend afternoons. Outdoor animals can be seen daily year-round 10 a.m.-6 p.m. /dusk. Indoor exhibits open Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m., $10 for adults and $8 for children; animal presentations every half hour. Summer camps/school-year camps and field trips. info@thecreatureconservancy.org, thecreatureconservancy.org  (734) 929-9324  4950 Ann Arbor-Saline [map]




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