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Gazette Premium Content DNR plans guided birding tours in April and May

Associated Press Updated: April 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Bird lovers can join viewing tours in April and May at waterfowl areas managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR's Wetland Wonders program focuses on locations in the southern part of the state.

They include Fennville Farm Unit at Allegan State Game Area; Fish Point State Wildlife Area; St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area on Harsens Island; Muskegon County Wastewater Facility; Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area; Pointe Mouillee State Game Area and Shiawassee River State Game Area.

Species that might be seen range from diving ducks to trumpeter and tundra swans, osprey, bald eagles and sandhill cranes.

DNR biologists and technicians lead the tours.

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Online:

—http://www.michigan.gov/wetlandwonders

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