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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise

4.4
#11 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Michigan
Observatory Wildlife Area
Whitefish Point provides a phenomenal concentration spot for migrant birds. Here, land and water features create a natural migration corridor. Tens of thousands of birds are funneled to the Point every Spring and Fall while migrating through the Great Lakes region. For over 30 years, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory has been monitoring and documenting these annual migrations. Over 330 species of birds have been seen at the Point including: Spruce Grouse, Rough-legged Hawk, Jaegers, Great Gray Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, and Bohemian Waxwing.
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  • If you are looking for a short, easy walk with lots of local scenery that is filled with beauty and wild life this is your place. Take a few minutes and explore the WhiteFish Point Bird Observatory, y...  more »
  • While we were at the Shipwreck Museum we stopped in at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. They had some nice displays and a small gift shop. There was a path along the lake shore you could follow t...  more »
  • Excellent spots for hawk watching and migrating passerines. Trails and observation deck are convenient to navigate. Fall migrants were. Just coming through. Veeries, Swainson's Thrushes, Ovenbirds, an...  more »
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  • They keep feeders going year-round--some of the best vagrant bird species in the state were seen here.
  • Awesome! great night time activity, the people are SUPER FRIENDLY.
  • Beautiful
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  • Cool little store and very knowledgeable staff

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