Natural Area Preservation

Breeding Bird Survey

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Our Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff for 2021 is Thursday, April 15, 7 to 9 p.m. in a virtual format. Spend this winter getting to know the most common birds by sight and sound. Go birding whenever you can, then come to the kickoff and learn how to record your observations and hone your skills. Surveying is done two to four times during early summer in a single park, and each visit takes a few hours. Previous experience preferred.

Registration is required! 
Please call us at 734.794.6627 or email us at
[email protected].

Check our Volunteer Stewardship Calendar for survey kickoff and training events. ​​​

Not ready to commit to the BBS? Join us for bird-watching walks with NAP Ornithologist Juliet Berger: check our calendar for event listings.

Hone your bird-watching skills by looking for the breeding birds of Ann Arbor!  View our field checklist here (pdf).

Learn more about the North American Breeding Bird Survey at:

Learn more about area birds at:

Contact Information
3875 E. Huron River Drive
David Borneman, Deputy Manager - Volunteerism and Natural Area Preservation​