Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018:  Free ESBA Presentation, ‘A Borneo Birding Adventure’ by Don Burlett at 7:00 PM at Monroe County Community College.

Please mark your calendars and join Erie Shores Birding Association Wednesday evening March 21st at 7:00pm for a fascinating presentation by Don Burlett.  Don was a Sr. Research Scientist for Gates Corporation; He worked in the rubber industry for almost 40 years and is now retired; he has been an avid birder since he was a young boy (started off on his own without assistance); now he has birded on 6 continents and 38 countries; his world life list has over 5100 species; ABA life list of over 770 species; President of Oakland Audubon Society (9 years) and was a board member at Seven Ponds Nature Center (8 years); he loves to bird and travel.

Borneo is a mysterious, far way place with lots of jungles, birds and animals. It’s also an island occupied by three countries. We’ll visit a variety of habitats to see many exotic birds and animals including orangutan, proboscis monkey and others. You can judge for yourself if it’s that mysterious.


Wednesday, April 18th, 2018:  Free ESBA Presentation, "Celebrating Birds Through the Art of Digiscoping" by our own Jerry Jourdan at 7:00 PM at Monroe County Community College. 

Jerry will present a non-technical program that demonstrates the power of digiscoping to photograph birds and other wildlife at magnifications not possible with today’s professional camera equipment. This 25 minute slide show set to music presents some of his best digiscoping work and includes birds from Michigan, backyard birds, rare birds, raptors, and non-avian subjects.


Light refreshments are served and our meetings are always FREE! If you'd like to join our club, individual memberships are $20/year and family memberships are $25/year!  We provide donations from membership dues to many nature organizations!

Regular meetings of the Erie Shores Birding Association are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month September through November and January through April. We meet in room 201 of the Life Science Building (Building L) at the Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161. The month of December is reserved for our participation in the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count and in May we attend the Biggest Week in American Birding in Oak Harbor, OH and enjoy other field trips during Spring migration!

Our monthly meetings include programs on subjects such as bird banding, hawk migration, bird songs, butterflies, plants, amphibians, endangered species, environmental concerns, habitat restoration, and birding in places like Costa Rica, Africa, Japan, Borneo, Vietnam and Australia.