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Great Backyard Bird Count - Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
One of two "Great Backyard Bird Counts" that ASK is leading this year. The other count will be held at Upjohn Park. Learn more about that count here.
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery can be reached by going west on M-43 from US-131 for about six miles. After crossing into Van Buren County, turn left (south) onto County Road 652 (or Fish Hatchery Road). Turn into the second driveway to the right to access the parking lot. Participants should meet at the visitor center to begin the program.
ASK’s Donna Keller will lead this bird walk to discover a variety of birds that overwinter in Michigan, including ducks and swans, and remain on the open water ponds at the hatchery. The program is part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) and will last approximately two hours. Dress exceptionally warm; the ponds can be quite windy. The program is open to all ages and skill levels. Binoculars will be available to borrow for those without.
Leader: Donna Keller (269) 207-2874
For more information on the GBBC, go to https://www.birdcount.org/