- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A driving tour of Detroit’s Belle Isle is planned as part of the annual “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

Saturday’s tour is hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division and will go around the perimeter of the island park. Participants plan to start at Scott Memorial Fountain and make stops to count waterfowl and other birds.

The DNR says those on the tour should use their own vehicles and wildlife technician Holly Vaughn says there should be plenty of birds to count. Participants are asked to bring binoculars and a spotting scope. A limited number of binoculars will be available.

The count is part of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “Great Backyard Bird Count,” which helps assess the abundance and distribution of birds around North America.




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