Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise

4.4
#11 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Michigan
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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • July 23, 2017
    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 »
  • July 7, 2017
    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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  • December 7, 2016
    They keep feeders going year-round--some of the best vagrant bird species in the state were seen here.
  • February 1, 2017
    Awesome! great night time activity, the people are SUPER FRIENDLY.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful
  • June 8, 2017
    Plovers
  • August 12, 2014
    Cool little store and very knowledgeable staff

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