Tahquamenon Country is a premiere Michigan birding destination. Tens of thousands of migrant birds funnel to this area every Spring and Fall. The land and water features of this region make for a natural migrant corridor, where bird-lovers have been spotting and documenting birds for years. Birding experts and hobbyists alike enjoy searching the sky for Spruce Grouse, Rough-legged Hawk, Jaegers, Great Gray Owl and more!

Northern Saw-whet Owl at WPBO; Photo Courtesy of Jason St. Pierre

Northern Saw-whet Owl at WPBO; Photo Courtesy of Jason St. Pierre

Whitefish Point

A true birder’s paradise, Whitefish Point creates a natural migration corridor for tens of thousands of birds travelling along popular migration routes. Over 330 species of bird have been spotted here, including various species of hawk and owl.

The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory annual Spring Fling event, which occurs near the end of each April, celebrates the spring migration through Whitefish Point. Additional filed trips, special events, and weekly programs are held throughout the year. Learn more about the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

Superior Birding Trail

The Superior Birding Trail is the first major birding trail to be recognized by the Michigan Audubon Society. This trail features 14 points of interest, many along the M-123 Scenic Byway in the EUP, including Tahqaumenon Falls State Park, Hamilton Lake, Tahquamenon River Mouth and Whitefish Point. Visit the Superior Birding Trail website and download the Superior Birding Trail Map.