• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife
If you are a birder and want to put your skills to work, this volunteer position is for you!! During the autumn months, the lower Detroit River becomes a corridor for the passage of migratory birds, and has gained international recognition for the annual volume of birds of prey. Hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures are concentrated at this location where it is possible to systematically count them each year. Detroit River Hawk Watch utilizes trained volunteers to conduct a standardized count of the fall migration of raptors at the lower Detroit River. Come on down to the count site and learn the skills necessary to become a seasoned counter! Position available September 1 – November 30, each year.
Our Grand Opening for our new visitor center will be in 2018. For now this site is closed to the public. In the meantime, the refuge headquarters is located at 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138.