Natural Area Preservation

Birds of Ann Arbor

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Birding Wheeler with group 2016.JPG NAP Ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a bird walk at the capped portion of the landfill at the Wheeler Service Center

Join us to learn more about birds!

​Hone your bird watching skills by looking for the breeding birds of Ann Arbor! View our field checklist here (pdf). Bring it along on one of our nature hikes or bird-watching walks.

Learn more about area birds at Washtenaw Audu​bon Society.

Bird Walks

Ann Arbor's parks are great places to see birds with the whole family. NAP's Ornithologist, Juliet Berger, leads several bird walks in the spring, summer, and fall seasons for interested bird watchers. 

There will typically be:

  • A walk in May at Gallup Park​, to look for newly ​arrived nesting birds like the Baltimore Oriole
  • A walk in June at the Wheeler Service Center, to look for field birds such as Bobolink and Meadowlark
  • A walk in September at Mary Beth Doyle Park, to see migrating shorebirds and warblers. 

These bird walks are family friendly, and Gallup and Mary Beth Doyle Parks are handicap ​accessible.​

Please check our calendar for information on future ​​bird walks.

How to Help Local Birds

Found a nest?  Want to help monitor it? Check out Cornell's NestWatch progr​am.

Get tips on how to plan your garden to help feed and sustain wildlife at NWF's "Garden for Wildlife" webpage​. ​

​​​​​Natural Area Preservation
3875 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Remy Long​
  Deputy Manager
Tina Stephens
  Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Becky Hand
  Stewardship Specialist