Natural Area Preservation

Breeding Bird Survey

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Our Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff for 2017 is Thursday, April 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the NAP Office, 3875 E. Huron River Drive.  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

Not ready to commit to the BBS? Join us for bird-watching walks with NAP Ornithologist Juliet Berger:

We'll see and hear a great variety of birds at Gallup Park on Friday,  May 19, from 6 to 8 pm. 

We'll also be looking for bobolinks and meadowlarks on the covered landfills, and waterfowl on the pond, at the Wheeler Service Center on Saturday June 10, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Use the Platt Road entrance and look for us at the first turnoff on the right.

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​