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Given temperatures in the minus teens at our start time, it’s unsurprising that only eight people came to this years First Day Hike at Button Bay State Park, but it was a hardy, group well dressed for the weather, ready too look for birds. Read the rest of this entry »


Twenty seven people came out on an a beautiful New Year’s Day morning to Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh to search for winter birds as part of our First Day Walk. This new annual tradition which we started taking part in last year happens around the country at State and National Park gets people kicking off their year right enjoying exercise and Read the rest of this entry »

On New Year’s Day OCAS began a what we hope will be a long-running annual event for us. New Year’s Day birding trips are a tradition held by many bird watchers as they begin to fill their year lists. This year we decided to combine that tradition with the fairly new tradition of First Day Hikes that have started to be held at State Parks across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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