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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Paradise

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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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TripAdvisor
  • We viewed a number of birds. In May the Bluejays were migrating in the UP. This is a good place to couple with the Lighthouse and Shipwreck museum.  more »
  • Weather very cold and windy as expected. Spring Migration of hawks, owls, waterfowl, and songbirds funnel into Whitefish Bay to cross into Canada making for a unique & diverse birding experience. Pres...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Plovers
  • Cool little store and very knowledgeable staff
  • Great area and beautiful. A birders paradise.