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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise
(4.2/5 based on 55 reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Our motel had a flyer at the receptionist desk listing days that the WPBO would have 7:30 pm evening presentations regarding owls. We toured the nearby falls during the day and easily fit the evening ...  more »
  • Thought it would be bigger, but it's not. If you have time to sit for hours and watch a couple of birds then fine, but the viewing area was a bit small for us. 
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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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