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    Learn All About Birds at Michigan's 'Beaks and Binoculars' Event May 11

    In honor of International Migratory Bird Day, the Department of Natural Resources is hosting <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10369_46675_58936-300499–,00.html?source=govdelivery" target="_blank">Beaks and Binoculars</a>, with a full schedule of programs at DNR visitor centers throughout the state on Saturday, May 11. Learn about the different species of birds that migrate to Michigan each spring, take a guided walk, and learn about the different styles of birdhouses and how to identify different bird calls. Each location offers its own unique program; please check the details on the DNR website at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnrcalendar" target="_blank">www.michigan.gov/dnrcalendar</a>.

    Saginaw Bay Visitor Center at the Bay City Recreation Area in Bay City:
    <ul>
    <li>12:30 p.m. – Banding Birds</li>
    <li>2 p.m. – Bird Watching 101</li>
    </ul>
    Hartwick Pines Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling:
    <ul>
    <li>10 a.m. – Birdhouse Building</li>
    </ul>
    Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon:
    <ul>
    <li>8 a.m. – Birds of the Dunes</li>
    <li>11 a.m. – Native Plantings for Birds</li>
    <li>1 p.m. – Native Art for Children</li>
    </ul>
    Ludington State Park in Ludington:
    <ul>
    <li>10 a.m. – Bird migration guided hike along Lake Michigan</li>
    <li>3 p.m. – Bird migration guided hike along Hamlin Lake</li>
    </ul>
    Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon:
    <ul>
    <li>10 a.m. – Beginning Birding</li>
    </ul>
    Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise:
    <ul>
    <li>8 a.m. – Guided bird walk</li>
    </ul>
    Eddy Discovery Center at Waterloo Recreation Area in Chelsea:
    <ul>
    <li>9 a.m. – Birding and Breakfast</li>
    </ul>
    Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac:
    <ul>
    <li>3 p.m. Beginning Birding and a guided hike</li>
    </ul>
    Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center in Mattawan:
    <ul>
    <li>11 a.m. – Guided nature walk</li>
    </ul>
    DNR visitor centers are located throughout the state. Centers feature nature exhibits and are staffed with full-time educators who manage nature programs for individuals, families and school groups. Learn more about each location at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/visitorcenters" target="_blank">www.michigan.gov/visitorcenters</a>.

    Beaks and Binoculars events are FREE; however a Recreation Passport is required for each location above except Wolf Lake Hatchery Visitor Center.

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