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March 25, 2011                      

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Fifth Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival: Make a Weekend Out of It!


Birders from around the region are flocking to the south shore of Lake Superior! The Fifth Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival based at The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wis., May 20-22, 2011, will draw casual and avid birders, as well as nature lovers alike, to the south shore of Lake Superior to enjoy some of the best birding hot spots and the most breathtaking scenery the Midwest has to offer.

The Chequamegon Bay Area is among the best birding destinations in the Midwest, with a wide variety of habitats hosting nearly 300 bird species. Abundant public lands and extraordinary natural beauty provide visitors with unparalleled nature watching opportunities in this exceptional area of northern Wisconsin.

Late May is the peak of spring migration and therefore the ideal time to visit the Chequamegon Bay Area and now is the time to register for this three-day event. Early bird registration is available now through May 1, 2011 and interested visitors can find out more online at www.birdandnaturefest.com or by calling (800) 284-9484.

Participants in guided field trips will take in the birds, wildlife and natural beauty of the area through hiking, walking along the beach and kayaking. Other activities include exhibits, workshops, educational programs, self-guided field trip opportunities and a speaker series featuring experts from across the birding world. This year's keynote speaker is noted natural history writer-photographer, Stan Tekiela.

The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and County Highway G in Ashland, Wis., will serve as the home base for the event. Ashland is located three hours from Minneapolis, Minn., four hours from Green Bay, and five hours from Madison, Wis. Event registration is currently on-going. For more information call (800) 284-9484 or visit www.birdandnaturefest.com.



The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov.

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Young birders get outside and spot birds at Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kevin Lowry/USFWS.

 

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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Last updated: November 4, 2013