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Check here for events all over Beaver Island (including the BIC Center). We also have agenda, weekly and monthly views of the calendar as well as and agenda view of events at the BICC.  Looking for WVBI’s program schedule? Check here.

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May 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
WoW 2017: Early Birder Breakfast @ Dalwhinnie's | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
6:30 am
Dalwhinnie’s will open early for a special Birder’s Breakfast and registered participants will be picked up there for morning events. Here’s a link to their menu. About Dalwhinnie: Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli opened in 1997.  It began before that with the retirement of the well known island baker, Joy Green, who also happens to be[...]
May 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2017: 7:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trips @ Dalwhinnie's Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
The early field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring[...]
WoW 2017: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2017: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
9:30 am
For the 9:30 Sunday Morning Field Trip, registered participants will be picked up at Beaver Island Community Center (see below) for small group transport to th esite. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all field trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Please prepare for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water[...]
WoW 2017: Lunch @ Daddy Franks
May 28 @ 12:00 pm
WoW 2017: Lunch @ Daddy Franks | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
12:00 pm
Enjoy a casual lunch at an island dining favorite.  Here’s a link to their menu. About Daddy Franks:   Good Fast Food, at Family Friendly Prices. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Desert. Eat In or Take Out. Call ahead and have it ready! Open Seasonally from May – September 6am – 11pm everyday (shorter hrs. at[...]
WoW 2017: Warbler Neck Massage Therapy @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WoW 2017: Warbler Neck Massage Therapy @ Beaver Island Community Center | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
12:30 pm
After the Saturday and Sunday morning birding field trips, Karen Whitecraft, owner of Beaver Island Massage, licensed massage therapist, will be available to help with “warbler necks”. Karen will offer on-site chair massages at the Community Center from 12:30-3:00 p.m. both days. Suggested donation of $1.00/min will be donated to the BIBT Headquarters, the Beaver[...]
WoW 2017: Penguins and Prions: Birds and Wildlife of the Seventh Continent @ Beaver Island Community Center | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
The continent of Antarctica is a fascinating, uninhabited land of ice and snow. Not a single land mammal lives here, although it boasts a rich collection of both bird and marine mammal life. Join Cathy Theisen on the trip of a lifetime to the bottom of the globe, and learn about the fascinating animals and the adaptations[...]
WoW 2017: Free Time @ Shamrock Bar and Restaurant
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
WoW 2017: Free Time @ Shamrock Bar and Restaurant | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
2:00 pm
Free time to explore Beaver Island’s history, nature preserves, beaches, museums, library, gift shops, or more birding on your own.  Here’s a guide to plan your time.
WoW 2017: Birding 101 @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
WoW 2017: Birding 101 @ Beaver Island Community Center | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
4:30 pm
Join Darrell Lawson for a beginning birding presentation at the Community Center. Darrell will cover field guide selection, optics selection, tips for learning bird songs, bird habitats, and identification pitfalls to avoid. Free and open to the public. Darrell Lawson began birding four years ago and developed an instant passion for our avian friends. He[...]
WoW 2017: Sunday Evening Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
WoW 2017: Sunday Evening Field Trip @ Beaver Island Community Center Departure | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Field Trip #4 Gull Harbor and St. James Township Campground (Sites #2 and 5 on the BIBT map). Pickup at the Community Center. (All sites referenced below are shown on the BIBT map of Beaver Island)  For a complete Warblers on the Water 2017 itinerary, click here.    
WoW 2017: Dinner @ Shamrock Bar and Restaurant
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
WoW 2017: Dinner @ Shamrock Bar and Restaurant | Charlevoix | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Join other birders and Shamrock regulars for a wrap-up dinner.  Plan your next birding adventure and trip to Beaver Island over a great meal with excellent company.  You are coming back for Independence Day, the Music Festival, Museum Week and Baroque on Beaver, right?  And that’s not all you can do on the island.  Check[...]
Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
8:00 pm
Our beloved Beaver Island Community Players reprise their 2015 hit production of Drinking Habits by Tom Smith with Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act! The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing miss the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long-lost families. So when they learn that the orphanage where Paul[...]
May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bald Eagle Research in the Beaver Island Archipelago @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:00 pm
Bill Parsons, wildlife biologist for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will present on Bald Eagle research occurring in the Beaver Island Archipelago. Follow Bald Eagles on their migration from our islands with telemetry. It is suitable for all ages, free, and open to the public without reservations.
Using eBird @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Using eBird @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:00 pm
Presented by Dr. Eric Myers. Bring your cell phone. Eric is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable user of the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology’s eBird app, which allows birders to upload information about the birds they observe. Eric will give hands-on instructions about eBird and explain its value to researchers. Free and open to the public[...]
Birding For Beginners @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Birding For Beginners @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:00 pm
Terry Grabill is a life-long birder, having gained the handle of “Birdman” by his family in his early teens. Along with his wife Andrea, Terry has dedicated countless hours and adventures to developing beginning birders with their “Beaver Island Group” program through Fremont Middle School, where Terry is an 8th grade science teacher. Most of[...]
Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 @ 4:45 pm
Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Program @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:45 pm
Dr. Beth Leuck has been involved in the Piping Plover Recovery Program on Beaver Island for many years. She will explain the history and operation of the program in the Great Lakes with special emphasis on the Beaver Archipelago. Appropriate for all age groups, free, and open to the public without registration.
Green Fire @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 27 @ 1:00 pm
Green Fire @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Join us for a special screening of the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservation thinker Aldo Leopold, Green Fire explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence – tracing how he shaped the modern conservation movement and continues to inspire projects all over the country that connect people and the land. Leopold proposed[...]
May 27 @ 4:30 pm
Nesting Waterbirds in the Beaver Island Archipelago @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
4:30 pm
Dr. Nancy Seefelt has been working with colonially-nesting birds in the archipelago since 2000. The Beaver Archipelago provides important breeding habitat for many waterbirds, including gulls, terns, herons, and cormorants. This presentation will highlight the population trends of waterbirds, as well as behavior, diet and reproductive success, that nest on these islands. Free and open[...]
WoW 2019: Introductory Briefing @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WoW 2019: Introductory Briefing @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:00 pm
Join us at the Community Center, conveniently located across from the ferry dock, for a briefing on the birds of the Beaver Island archipelago with Dr. Nancy Seefelt.  Darrell Lawson will share insights from his island birding trips and what to expect over the weekend. A short 500 ft walk will bring us to the Shamrock Bar[...]
May 25 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
WoW 2019: Early Birder Breakfast @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:30 am
Join us for a special Early Birder Breakfast opportunity at the “official” island breakfast joint: Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli. The birding field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all[...]
WoW 2019: Field Trip #1 Part "A"- High Island Passage Departs @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
Board US Coast Guard-certified boats to embark on an outer island expedition to High Island. This island has a long Native American history and is recognized in the Treaty of 1836 with Washington. A settlement once flourished from 1912 through the late twenties which was the site of a religious cult known as the House[...]
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2019: Field Trip #2- Windshield Birding Adventure departs @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
Join the Grabills for an informal tour of Beaver Island’s diverse habitats as they seek birds through the windshield!  This is a low-impact journey with frequent stops at many locations along the Beaver Island Birding Trail. With Terry and Andrea Grabill. Pickup at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli.  
WoW 2019: Field Trip #3 - Historical Walking Tour of Beaver Island Harbor @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
8:30 am
Get an up-close and personal tour of the cultural history which provided Native Americans with a place of refuge and inspired early settlers to venture out to Beaver Island.  Hear stories of fur traders, Jesse James Strang, Irish fishing and logging settlements with visits to museums, and focused around one of the best natural harbors[...]
WoW 2019: Sharpening Birding Skills @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 25 @ 5:30 pm
WoW 2019: Sharpening Birding Skills @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
Terry Grabill is a life-long birder, having gained the handle of “Birdman” by his family in his early teens.  Along with his wife Andrea, Terry has dedicated countless hours and adventures to developing beginning birders with their “Beaver Island Group” program through Fremont Middle School, where Terry is an 8th grade science teacher.  Most of[...]
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
WoW 2019: Field Trip #4-An Evening Trip to Snipeville & Beyond departs @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:30 pm
With expert field trip leaders, we will explore Snipeville, McCauley’s Point, and the Beaver Island Airport. Spend a special evening listening and watching for birds that are active at dusk. Some of these sites are not on the Beaver Island Birding Trail map, but they are hot spots for evening bird observations. Pick-up at Shamrock Bar and Restaurant. 
May 26 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am
WoW 2019: Early Birder Breakfast @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:30 am
Join us for a special Early Birder Breakfast opportunity at the “official” island breakfast joint: Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli. The birding field trips will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registered participants will be picked up at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli (see below) for small group transport to sites. Participants will be limited to 12 per field trip for all[...]
WoW 2019: Field Trip #1 Part "B" - Gull Harbor & Oliver's Point/Cable's Creek @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
Field Trip #1 continues with Beaver Island field trips to birding sites chosen by the expert field trip leaders which are known as hot spots for warblers.  Gull Harbor Natural Area will be the first site on the stop (site 2 on the BIBT map). It encompasses a variety of habitats, so raptors, waterbirds, and songbirds are[...]
May 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
WoW 2019:  Field Trip #5 - Windshield Birding @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:30 am
Join the Grabills for an informal tour of Beaver Island’s diverse habitats as we seek birds through the windshield!  This is a low-impact journey with frequent stops at many locations along the Beaver Island Birding Trail Pickup at Dalwhinnie Bakery and Deli. With Terry and Andrea Grabill
WoW 2019: Field Trip #6 - Historical Walking Tour of Beaver Island @ Dalwhinnie's | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
8:30 am
Get an up-close and personal tour of the cultural history which provided Native Americans with a place of refuge and inspired early settlers to venture out to Beaver Island.  Hear stories of fur traders, Jesse James Strang, Irish fishing and logging settlements with visits to museums, and focused around one of the best natural harbors[...]
WoW 2019: Stargazing in Northern Lake Michigan @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
WoW 2019: Stargazing in Northern Lake Michigan @ Beaver Island Community Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
When the sun goes down on Beaver Island, look up and marvel at the stars.  Graced with some of the darkest skies on the planet, Beaver Island is an ideal place to gaze at the heavens, Ever seen the Milky Way.  The Northern Lights. Interstellar dust after sunset.  You can see that and more from[...]
WoW 2019: Closing Festivities @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
May 26 @ 6:15 pm
WoW 2019: Closing Festivities @ Shamrock Bar & Restaurant | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
6:15 pm
Join us for fun and prizes during the Beaver Island Birding Trivia Challenge and recognition of the birders who traveled the farthest.