MICHIGAN BLUEBIRD SOCIETY

Experiencing the Joy of Bluebirds!

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Cranefest  
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 09:00am
To Sunday, October 15, 2017
     

Celebrate Sandhill Cranes!  Save the date for the 2017 Sandhill Crane & Art Festival, “CraneFest,” October 14 and 15, 2017. The event is a coordinated effort of the Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek and Michigan Audubon. The festival site is the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, overlooking Michigan Audubon’s 1,000-acre Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary and its centerpiece, Big Marsh Lake. The major attraction of the festival is the spectacle of thousands of Sandhill Cranes descending on the expansive, shallow wetland in the evening. Typically, between 3,000 and 6,000 cranes are present to greet around 4,000 CraneFest attendees. Peak autumn usually coincides with CraneFest weekend, and everyone should consider making CraneFest part of their fall color tour.

Admission is free with a small parking fee.

Location Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area 22300 Fifteen Mile Rd, Bellevue MI
Contact Michigan Audubon 517-580-7364
Find out more at https://www.cranefest.org/
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OUR MISSION

To improve the nesting success of the Eastern Bluebird & other native cavity-nesting birds in the state of Michigan through education of our members and the general public, as well as promoting active nest box management and habitat improvement.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat Oct 07 @12:00AM
Detroit Audubon's Eliza Howell Park Bird Walk
Sat Oct 14 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM
Cranefest

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 MBS Does Bluebird Programs

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 If you would like someone to do an interesting program on bluebirds for your group,contact MBS to schedule a day and time. We can do talks to nature groups, civic organizations, schools, gardenclubs, etc. in most areas of the state.  Go to our Contact Us page, and send a message to the  Coordinator for your county. If there is not one for your county, contact Kurt Hagemeister, MBS President.

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Send In Your 2017 Nesting Report...

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