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Cerulean Wabler_4 (danile Behm)_cropped June is a magical time to visit rural Barry County in southwest Michigan!  Frogs drumming, dragonflies buzzing, and Cerulean Warblers singing in habitat–you won’t want to miss Cerulean Warbler Weekend, June 6-8, 2014.

What to bring: comfortable walking/hiking shoes, lightweight rain jacket, sweatshirt or fleece (evenings and mornings can be cool), reusable water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, optics, cameras, and field guides.

Optional gear: canoe, kayak, paddles, life jackets; bicycles, journals, art supplies, yoga mats

For those who wish to camp, there are a few options in the area (see information below).

Map & Directions

Click on the placemarkers to plan your trip:

RED - recommended accommodations, at a variety of price points, in the Hastings, Michigan area

GREEN – locations of Michigan Audubon bird sanctuaries; the festival site will be the Otis Sanctuary

BLUE – special interest sites to explore during the festival weekend


  • Whispering Waters Campground and Canoe Livery
  • Holiday Inn Express in Hastings
  • Parkview Motel
  • Adrounie House Bed & Breakfast
  • Bay Pointe Inn
  • Baymont Inn in Byron Center
  • Comfort Inn in Plainwel

Michigan Audubon Bird Sanctuaries:


For more information about attending, volunteering for, or sponsoring the 2014 event, please contact Michigan Audubon:

Mallory King, Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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