6:30 - 7:30 a.m. - Early Birder Breakfast
At Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - AmVets Pancake Breakfast
At Holy Cross Hall
7:35 a.m. - Field Trip #1
Windshield Birding Adventure. A “windshield birding” adventure with the Grabills is the perfect choice for those who want to both bird and explore the roadways of Beaver Island. The van will make frequent stops but no walking is required. Pickup at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli
7:00 a.m. - Field Trip #2
Mist Netting at Barney's Lake Preserve (Site #22 on the BIBT map). Central Michigan University researcher Dr. Nancy Seefelt will provide a demonstration of the techniques of mist netting at Barney's Lake -- weather permitting. Pickup at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli
9:30 a.m. - Field Trip #3
Botany of Beaver Island. Join botanitst Dr. Ed Leuck to learn about the vegetation of the island, with an emphasis on flowering spring flora. Pickup at the Community Center
Noon - Lunch at Daddy Frank's Restaurant
1:00 p.m. - Presentation at the Community Center
Penguins and Prions: Birds and Wildlife of the Seventh Continent. The continent of Antarctica is a fascinating, uninhabited land of ice and snow. Not a single land mammal lives here, although it boasts a rich collection of both bird and marine mammal life. Join Cathy Theisen on the trip of a lifetime to the bottom of the globe, and learn about the fascinating animals and the adaptations that allow them to live here. Examine some of the effects of human disruption, and some of the greatest restoration successes of this fragile wilderness. Free and open to the public.
Free time to explore Beaver Island’s history, nature preserves, beaches, museums, library, gift shops, or more birding on your own.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Presentation at the Community Center
Birding Peru; Penguins to Piping Guans - Brian Allan. Free and open to the public.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Field Trip #4
Gull Harbor and St. James Township Campground (Sites #2 and 5 on the BIBT map). Pickup at the Community Center.
7:00 p.m. - Dinner at Shamrock Bar and Restaurant