Portrait of a Kirtland Warbler wintering on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.
Kirtland's Warbler Portrait of a Kirtland Warbler wintering on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. © Dave Currie

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Whiting Forest Birding Festival

Michigan

Birders of all abilities and expertise are invited to Midland, Michigan for the inaugural Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Birding Festival. During the three-day event, learn from more than 20 distinguished conservationists, researchers, photographers, and environmental educators. Over 30 dynamic sessions are offered on topics such as Kirtland’s Warbler conservation by renowned TNC scientist Dr. Dave Ewert, raptor identification, birding by ear, and field sketching.

Whiting Forest features 54 acres of woodlands, ponds, apple orchard, meadows and streams along 1.5 miles of accessible pathways, nature trails, and the nation’s longest canopy walk, soaring up to 40 feet above the ground.

TNC is a proud sponsor of this festival. Learn more about our work in the Saginaw Bay region and partnerships with Dow

Saving the Kirtland's Warbler Dr. Dave Ewert details the inspiring story of bringing North America's rarest songbird back from the brink of extinction, how it's being protected now, and what makes the Kirtland's warbler unique.