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Each spring clouds of migratory birds enter our state. These birds face perilous journeys of hundreds or even thousands of miles to make it back to their summer homes in Michigan. Join us as Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator, shares the wonder that is bird migration in Michigan.

Elliot shares some incredible facts, photos and more about Michigan’s spring bird migration. This exciting and engaging presentation will give an overview of why birds migrate, how they migrate, and how you can enjoy these phenomena right here in our own state!

Elliot Nelson has been birding since he was six years old, and is an avid birder to this day. Elliot works for Michigan Sea Grant, a program of Michigan State University Extension. With MI Sea Grant Elliot works in the areas of aquaculture, k-12 Great Lakes literacy and coastal community development including birding tourism programs.

Use the links below to access the presentation slides, helpful resources, and the recording of the presentation.