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The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is back!

ROSCOMMON – Save the dates!

The Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend is back June 3-4, 2022, in beautiful downtown Roscommon, Michigan!

The weekend starts with the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival Home Opener on Friday June 3rd from 5-8 p.m. at the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, 209 W. Maplehurst Drive in Roscommon.

Enjoy a social evening, including a nature hike, social time with beer and wine tasting, and appetizers as Kirtland’s Warbler Weekend kicks off. Keynote speaker will be Joyanne Mittig from the American Bird Conservancy, presenting Forestry for Michigan Birds.

On Saturday June 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival at the CRAF Center, 606 Lake Street, Roscommon, Michigan.

Visitors to the Jackpine forest near Roscommon listen to a Kirtland’s Warbler mating call, hoping to get a glimpse of the rare bird.

The festival is an educational celebration of the Kirtland’s Warbler, its habitat, and the communities located in the jack pine ecosystem. Experience Northern Michigan through a variety of activities, including kids’ tent, jack pine tours, nature presentations, featured artist Kim Diment, featured author Bill Rapai, live animals, and much more! Presentations include Kirtland’s Warbler videos with an introduction by Bill Rapai, Dispatches from Paradise: Observing Avian Migration at Whitefish Point by Alison Világ, and Michigan Frogs by Sight and Sound by Jim McGrath.

For more information and updates about these events, visit our Kirtland’s Warbler Festival Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kirtlandwarblerfestival, or email at kirtlandsfestival@gmail.com.

In conjunction with the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival on Saturday, the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a cornhole tournament at the CRAF Center, and a classic car show on M-18 in front of the CRAF Center. For more information contact Tracy Purdue-Smith, info@hlrcc.com

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