We know you care deeply about birds and their habitat so why not join us and other conservation-minded individuals on April 14, 2018, at the Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting for a chance to share ideas with one another and make more connections for birds! This event is free for Michigan Audubon members but space is limited so register early if you would like to attend!

The day’s events will feature Keynote Dave Brinker presenting on MOTUS towers, a talk by Barb Jensen on the Michigan Osprey Project, an optional bird walk in the morning hosted by Washtenaw Audubon Society, and other Michigan Audubon business such as voting on MA board members. The evening will conclude with a happy hour in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory.

Schedule of events:

8 a.m. | Bird walk at Matthaei Botanical Gardens hosted by Washtenaw Audubon Society

The walk is free, but please be sure to register so we can have enough guides on hand. Also note, restrooms will not be available on site until the building opens at 10 a.m.

10 a.m. | Check-in at the Auditorium

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | “Motus: Harnessing new technology to better understand the complex lives of migratory birds” by David Brinker

12 – 1:30 p.m. | Break for lunch

Take some time to network, enjoy the trails, and grab a bite to eat. Lunch is not included with registration, but boxed lunches from Zingerman’s can be purchased ahead of time for $15 and will be delivered to the Gardens for your convenience.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Michigan Audubon Presentation

Learn about current Michigan Audubon projects and programs, advocacy policies, and more.

2:45 – 4 p.m. | Michigan Osprey Project by Barb Jensen

From reintroduction to telemetry tracking the Ospreys in Southern MI have made an incredible comeback…from zero nests to 70+ (and counting) within less than 20 year period.  Michigan Osprey will guide you through the process of hacking nestlings which began in the late 90’s to the current satellite tracking imaging of our juvenile migration.

4 – 5 p.m. | Open Forum & Board Elections

5 – 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour in the Conservatory

Light snacks, beer, wine, and beverages will be provided as you enjoy plants from around the world in the beautiful conservatory.


Parking cost is $1.60 per hour, with a $5 maximum per day. Parking pay kiosks accept credit cards and coins. Matthaei-Nichols members park for free. Follow instructions on kiosk to enter space number then member number. Click here for more parking information.

Cancellation Policy

Although the event is free, please let us know if you will be unable to make it to open up a spot for others. Lunch purchases are refundable up to two weeks prior to the event, less a $5 processing fee. Cancellations made closer to the event date will not be issued a refund. All refund requests must be made in writing and sent via email or mail to: Molly Keenan, Michigan Audubon, 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200, Okemos, MI 48864.


Discounted rooms are available until 3/30/18 at:

Hampton Inn by Hilton Ann Arbor, 2300 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For discounted price of $106/night plus tax and fees, call 734-996-444 and mention Michigan Audubon or book online using the following link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/MichiganAudubon.

Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan, 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For discounted price of $99/night plus tax and fees, call 734-769-9800 and mention Michigan Audubon or click here to book online.

Please contact Administrative Specialist Molly Keenan with any questions at mkeenan@michiganaudubon.org or 517-580-7364.

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