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Migrate to Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Posted: February 10, 2011

 Enjoy a crisp sping walk and take in the sounds of nature by participating in a bird walk at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House).

Ford House and Rosann Kovalcik, owner of Wild Bird’s Unlimited in Grosse Pointe Woods, continue their partnership by offering novice and experienced bird watchers the opportunity to walk among the magnificent grounds during the Spring Bird Walk series at Ford House. Over the years, participants in walks have discovered more than 190 species of birds.

 Ford House Bird Walk dates and times are:

April 16 at 7:30 a.m.
May 7, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 a.m.
May 10, 11 at 6 p.m. 

During past walks, birders have seen and heard the beautiful notes of songbirds such as Tufted Titmice and Black-capped Chicakdees. Birders were also able to witness migration, by the incredible number of American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds flying overhead as well as on the grounds.

 “Winter and Spring are always best spent out of doors and the Bird Walk is a wonderful way to start the season,” Kovacik said.

 Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, wear multi-layered clothing and waterproof footwear. After the walk, the group will gather at the Ford House Activities Center for hot drinks and to tally the number of species of birds seen that day.

 Reservations are required and may be made by calling 313.884.4222. Admission to the bird walk is $7 per person.

 The spring bird walks are made possible, in part, by Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Festival, May 21.  For information, visit

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