Rosann Kovalcik, Store Owner, Available for Speaking Engagements!

Rosann Kovalick is an avid birder and Master Gardener. Aside from running her store, birding, managing her yard, and spending time with family, our store owner Rosann enjoys speaking about topics she loves, including (but not limited to):

  • Avian Courtship Behaviors
  • A Beginner's Guide to Feeder Birds
  • Berries, Bugs & Snags
  • Bird Feeding Choices from Simple to Advanced
  • Birds of Grosse Pointe
  • Birds in Spring
  • Feeding Birds in Winter
  • Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds
  • The Joy of Bird Feeding
  • Landscaping to Attract Birds
  • Nesting Birds
  • Woodpeckers - Nature's Carpenters

Rosann has spoken in various settings:

  • Assisted living centers
  • Audubon events/meetings
  • Beautification Committees
  • Church groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Garden clubs
  • Schools

Rosann's residential property is a testament to her knowledge and experience with gardening for birds. In fact, her property was featured in the May-June 2016 issue of Grosse Pointe Magazine. In an article written by Lauren McGregor, Rosann talks about the importance of native plants and pesticide-free gardening for increasing the bird count in her yard. Through dedicated changes to making it a truly bird-friendly habitat, she has been able to increase her backyard species from 100 to 139! Click here if you wish to download the online version of this article.

"Your presentation was very well received!!! I heard so much positive feedback. You have inspired many of us to make our yards more of a habitat for birds." -Marolee Nueberger, Jackson County Master Gardeners Association

"Your presenation was awesome.  I was so inspired that I came home and told my husband we had to add fruit bushes for the birds." -Kit Puroll, Gennessee Master Gardeners

Looking for a speaker for your event or know someone who is?

Contact Rosann:

20381 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
[email protected]


Upcoming Talks 

Attracting Birds - Which Foods and Plants to Offer

WHEN: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Redeemer Church, 13980 Schavey Road, Dewitt, 48820

This meeting is open to the public!


Berries, Bugs & Snags

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at 1:00pm

WHERE: Troy Garden Club, meeting at Big Beaver United Methodist Church, 3753 John R in Troy

Click here for the garden club's list of 2020 events.


Birds of Grosse Pointe

WHEN: Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 8:30am

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Ecumenical Men's Breakfast Group at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Drive, GP Farms 

Click here for this men's group website and schedule.

Photo by John Graffius


Past Talks

Attracting Nesting Birds

WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm

WHERE: In-store at Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods (20381 Mack Avenue)


Feeding Birds in Winter

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (for Windmill Pointe Garden Club)



Seminar Series: Backyard Bird Habitat

WHEN: Monday, September 10th, 2018, 7:00pm

WHERE: The offices of Michigan Audubon, 2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200, Okemos, MI


Landscaping to Attract Birds

WHEN: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 7:00pm

WHERE: The Community Building at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms


Hummingbirds: Attracting Nature's Jewels

WHEN: Saturday, April 7th, 2018, 9:00am

WHERE: At our store - Wild Birds Unlimited, Grosse Pointe Woods!

Photo by Lisa Vreede


Woodpeckers - Nature's Carpenters

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 1:00pm

WHERE: Grosse Pointe Public Library


Avian Courtship Behaviors

WHEN: Saturday, February 11th, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: Belle Isle Nature Center

Photo by C&C Saladin