Field Trip #1: High Island Excursion


Saturday, May 28th | 7:30 a.m. | Departing from Kelly Day Dock

Board the US Coast Guard certified Kelly Day to embark on an outer island expedition to High Island.

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This island has a long Native American history and is recognized in the Treaty of 1836 with Washington. A settlement once flourished from 1912 through the late twenties which was the site of a religious cult known as the House of David under the leadership of Benjamin Purnell. Fragments of this past can be found in foundation sites. You’ll land in a sheltered bay with a long spit on the east side of the High Island. This uninhabited island will provide a very special birding adventure.

  • This trip will be guided by Dr. Nancy Seefelt for only 5 participants.
  • Snacks and a box lunch will be provided during the field trip.
  • Trips will depart and return from dock across from Whiskey Point Brewery. Return will be early afternoon.
  • Passage to High Island will be aboard the Kelly Day with Captain Bob Turner and crew.

NOTE: This trip is weather dependent at the discretion of the captains. If postponed, it will take place on Sunday. The Saturday trip will be changed to exploring Beaver Island Birding Trail sites with Dr. Seefelt.


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Event Details

The Beaver Island Birding Trail and Warblers on the Water events are projects of the Beaver Island Association. BIA is a volunteer organization that works to assure the environmental and economic sustainability of Beaver Island. Learn more about the BIA and keep up to date on island events at


Date: May 28, 2022

Start time: 07:30 a.m. EDT

End time: 01:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Depart from Kelly Day Dock

Directions: The Kelly Day is docked across the street from Whiskey Point Brewing Company.

Phone: 231-448-2022


Donation to BIC Center & WVBI