Join us for a refresher on the birds returning to the north woods this spring! Gary presents an overview of many of the migrants that can be found throughout the Upper Peninsula as they travel back to breeding grounds. From Golden Eagles and Northern Goshawks to Blackburnian Warblers and Indigo Buntings, we’ll take a look at the stunning diversity visible at this special time of year and tips to help identify them in the field. This two-hour presentation is best viewed in three parts.
Gary Palmer has been a longtime member of Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society, serving on the board since 2012 and our new treasurer. He fell in love with birding over a decade ago during a spring field ornithology course at Northern Michigan University and has been utterly hooked ever since. Gary spent several seasons as a professional migration counter at sites such as Whitefish Point and Hawk Ridge and summers censusing breeding birds in Illinois and Idaho.