ORNITHOLOGY:AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF BIRDS 2019

ORNITHOLOGY: AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF BIRDS  is a great course for novice and intermediate birders alike.  It’s also a wonderful place for photographers to learn more about their subjects.

In 4 weeks we’ll cover topics including anatomy, physiology, migration, song and flight in the Tuesday evening lectures. Saturday field trips are filled with bird identification, behavior observations and tips on how to find those birds you seek. We usually travel by carpool to our field trip sites all within an hour of Ann Arbor. 

Beginning the first week of April, the class consists of 4 weeks of Tuesday evening lectures, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM,  in the community room at the Ann Arbor REI and Saturday morning field trips. Plan on field trips beginning at 7-8 AM. We try to end as close to noon as possible. Sometimes everyone may not make it to all the classes and field trips. We definitely understand and will do our best to be sure you can makeup any topics you miss.
As in previous years, the class size will be limited to 20 individuals. We have sold out for 5 years in a row, so registering as early as you can is advisable  

Field Classes


Class Dates                   Field-trip Dates      Tuesday's 7:00 PM       Saturday's  8:00 AM
lecture 1  4/2                Field trip 1  4/6
lecture 2  4/9                             2  4/13
lecture 3  4/23                             3  4/27
lecture 4  4/30                             4  5/4


Magee Marsh with Dea and Francie Tuesday 5/7/2019

Dea Armstrong is teaming up with Francie Krawcke again this year for a mid-week birding adventure to Magee Marsh in Ohio! Come bird with friends this spring.

Located on Lake Erie's south shore, as many of you know, Magee Marsh is the perfect stopover spot for migrating songbirds. We will teach you how to bird this warbler mecca during the height of bird migration but during a lower human count time. Traveling via carpool we will meet at the park and ride at Plymouth and 23 in Ann Arbor at 6:30 am. Bring warm clothes and lunch, snacks will be provided. Be prepared to bird all day!

Register Here. And register NOW! This special birding adventure is open to students of Michigan Avian Experience and their friends and family until April 21 when registration will go public. Register quickly, spaces are limited! Fee $45