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Birding in Michigan

Click on a county name in the alphabetical list of Michigan counties to find the eBird Hotspots in the county.
Select by County ➢ Clickable Map* ⇓ Alphabetical list of Michigan Counties
Select from a List ➢ Alphabetical list of Michigan Hotspots* ⇓
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Popular Michigan Birding Destinations

  1. Whitefish Point
  2. Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge--Wildlife Drive
  3. Tawas Point State Park
  4. Pointe Mouillee State Game Area
  5. Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark)
  6. Muskegon Wastewater System
  7. Tiscornia Park
  8. Belle Isle
  9. Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area
  10. Fish Point State Wildlife Area
  11. Seney National Wildlife Refuge
  12. Bay City State Recreation Area
  13. Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge--Ferguson Bayou Trail
  14. Erie Marsh Preserve (Gun Club)
  15. Peninsula Point
  16. Crosswinds Marsh
  17. Lake Erie Metropark
  18. Maple River State Game Area (Gratiot Co.)
  19. Warren Dunes State Park
  20. Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area
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Alcona

Alger

Allegan

Alpena

Antrim

Arenac

Baraga

Barry

Bay

Benzie

Berrien

Branch

Calhoun

Cass

Charlevoix

Cheboygan

Chippewa

Clare

Clinton

Crawford

Delta

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Dickinson

Eaton

Emmet

Genesee

Gladwin

Gogebic

Grand Traverse

Gratiot

Hillsdale

Houghton

Huron

Ingham

Ionia

Iosco

Iron

Isabella

Jackson

Kalamazoo

Kalkaska

Kent

Keweenaw

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Lake

Lapeer

Leelanau

Lenawee

Livingston

Luce

Mackinac

Macomb

Manistee

Marquette

Mason

Mecosta

Menominee

Midland

Missaukee

Monroe

Montcalm

Montmorency

Muskegon

Newaygo

Oakland

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Oceana

Ogemaw

Ontonagon

Osceola

Oscoda

Otsego

Ottawa

Presque Isle

Roscommon

Saginaw

St. Clair

St. Joseph

Sanilac

Schoolcraft

Shiawassee

Tuscola

Van Buren

Washtenaw

Wayne

Wexford

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The map (under development) will eventually have links for each county. Please use the alphabetical list of counties to the left to see birding locations in each county. Alphabetical list of Michigan Countiesexternal image Michigan%20map.png?dl=1

Resources

Books on Birding in Michigan
Birds of North America
Alpha Codes (4-letter)
Code of Birding Ethics

Web Sites About Birding in Michigan

Beaver Island Birding Trail
Saginaw Bay Birding Trail
Sleeping Bear Birding Trail
Sunrise Coast Birding Trail
Superior Birding Trail

Other Web Sites About Michigan

National Park Service: Michigan
Michigan DNR: Wildlife Viewing Guide
Michigan State Parks & Trails
Michigan Harbors
Michigan State Forest Campgrounds
Michigan State Wildlife & Game Areas
The Nature Conservancy: Michigan
Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
Michigan's Great Lakes Water Trails
The Land Trust Alliance: Michigan
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