A triptic of an image of a robin, an image of two sparrows, and an image of a male cardinal.

Urban Backyard Birding

Many exciting birds call Grand Rapids their home throughout the winter. Throughout this program you will complete hands-on activities and get to know or rediscover the birds found in our own Grand Rapids area yards and neighborhoods. The program will end with participating in The Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide science project.

This program is for ages 5 - 19 and will meet via Zoom on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. EST beginning January 7 and ending February 18.

Registration for Urban Backyard Birding is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2021.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Shé Mohan at mohansh@msu.edu.