Coming soon, and throughout the year, Laughing Whitefish Audubon plans to host bird outings. These are held mostly on Saturdays and Sundays and are listed on our website and Facebook page. Depending on the time of year, we meet at 7:30 or 8:30 at the walk location. Visit our calendar for details. Our outings are designed to accommodate individuals or families or small groups, and anyone from beginning birders to more advanced birders. Some outing sites will be handicap accessible; others may be over rougher terrain, narrow trails, or less accessible gravel paths. Please see the individual event descriptions in our calendar for accessibility information. Our volunteer bird outing leaders are experienced, in knowing when and where to find the birds. And they are very good at teaching how to see them and how to learn about them. Moreover, many people find our bird outings are not only a fun and exciting time but are a wonderful social event, bringing together a diverse group with a common interest.
IMPORTANT – Before attending an LWAS Bird Outing, Field Trip, or Bird Count please read the LWAS birding guidelines and birding ethics.
In addition, on the day of the event, all participants must complete a Release of Liability Form to participate.
Walks usually last 2-3 hours. No reservations or sign-up is needed. Attendees must be vaccinated; 12 years old or younger must be masked and accompanied by an adult. We also ask that everyone use social distancing. We will meet directly at the walk site. We do recommend carpooling for families or friend pods. New birders and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Please wear long pants, socks, and sturdy shoes (ticks and chiggers may be present). Frostbite, sun, and bug protection are also recommended. Bring snacks and water if you like. Heavy rain or snow will result in cancellation, but birding in poor weather can often be stellar. The outings are weather dependent and we will post cancellations to our Facebook page.
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS – Presque Isle/Moosewood/Bog Walk, Chololay Bayou Nature Preserve, Dead River, Lake Superior shoreline hotspots, Harlow Lake, Little Presque, Wetmore Pond, City Cemetery.