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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise

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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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  • Many who travel in Northern Michigan are well aware of the Whitefish Point Light House, but many overlook another major attraction that is accessed from the same parking lot. Located here because it i...  more »
  • Was there during a migrant bird count, these volunteers are awesome!! What a great spot to see many different breeds of birds.  more »
  • We did not understand what this building was about until we ventured across the parking lot to check it out. It is dedicated to tracking birding migrations and while we were staying there at the Crews...  more »
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  • Cool little store and very knowledgeable staff
  • Great area and beautiful. A birders paradise.
  • Beautiful and unique place. Don't forget to take a panoramic photo and carry a bag to collect colored stones. By the way the wind is blowing very strong and is ideal to carry insect repellent for the GNATS of the Hall.
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