Tawas Point Birding Festival 2019

05/16/2019 02:00 PM - 05/18/2019 06:00 PM ET


The biggest little birding festival in the Midwest takes place at locations around Iosco County, Michigan, May 16-18, 2019. Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend presentations on the latest birding topics, hone your birding skills, and learn about avian conservation work in Michigan.

The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon. Festival Headquarters will be at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort.

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Recent species highlights include: Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. 

Please select either member or non-member and then proceed to the following page to select which tours and workshops you would like to attend. Although you do not need to pay additional fees for some of the events, you will still need to register. Please be sure to select all activities in which you would like to participate. A full schedule of events can be found here.

Anyone registering as a Michigan Audubon member who does not have a current membership will be expected to renew, join, or pay the difference in ticket price. Please email membership@michiganaudubon.org or call 517-580-7364 if you have questions about your membership status.

No membership or renewal fees are included with event tickets. If you would like to join Michigan Audubon and register for this event as a member, please visit https://www.michiganaudubon.org/get-involved/membership/. Once you've purchased your membership, you may register for this event as a member.

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are refundable up to one month prior to the start date of the event (April 16), less a $25 processing fee. Less than one month (April 16) but more than 2 weeks (May 2) before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. Two weeks (May 2) before the start date of the tour, no refunds will be issued. Ticket processing fees are nonrefundable. All refund requests must be made in writing and sent via email or mail to: Lindsay Cain, Michigan Audubon, 2310 Science Pkwy, Ste. 200, Okemos, MI 48864 or via lcain@michiganaudubon.org.