Thrill to Your Favorite Songs

Kirtlands Warbler – JD Phillips photo credit

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, each day presents a symphony of bird voices and chances to watch our winged performers on a birders paradise stage.  Your birding experiences will naturally crescendo in mid-spring and early fall when thousands of migrating songbirds, birds of prey, shore and water birds traverse our skyways.  Bird watchers have observed nearly 400 different species, including Boreal Owls, Kirkland Warblers, loons and pileated woodpeckers across the U.P.’s wilderness mainland and islands so you can find favorites on your wild bird life list and add new ones, too.

This is a wonderful place to meet other birders, and if you’re new to birding, or are introducing bird watching to your children or grandchildren, we’ll help you with guided walks and classes. So come UP to hear (and see) the finest symphony we know.

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Au Train Lake Campground & Recreational Area - Hiawatha National Forest

Campground Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

Phone: (906) 387-2512

From the intersection of County Highway 3 and M-28 in Au Train drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3 to FR 2276. Tur
Brockway Mountain Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Brockway Mountain Dr
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

The drive up Brockway Mountain begins at the west end of Copper Harbor, across M-26 from the Copper Harbor Marina. The f
Clyde's Bird Trail

385 4th St
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Follow the signs to Grandpa’s Barn bookstore off US41 & 4th Street. Head up and park by the bookstore. Please
Cut River Bridge/Roadside Park

US Highway 2
Epoufette, MI 49760

Built in 1947. One of only two cantilevered deck truss bridges in Michigan, it is 641 feet long and contains 888 tons of
Drummond Island Birding

Drummond Island, MI 49726

E-Mail Address:
Region: Eastern

The beauty of birding on Drummond Island is that it is a well-defined space, yet the wealth of the northern avian world
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary

Manganese Rd
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

From Lake Manganese head down the dirt road for about 1.2 miles, there are signs to follow. There will be a swampy area
Fort Wilkins Trail

15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Region: Western

The park is down US41 about 2 miles from town. There are parking areas within the park and at the lighthouse lookout. Ma

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (906) 774-2945
E-Mail Address:
Region: Central

Fumee Lake Natural Area is an over 1800 acres natural wildlife area. The Fumee Lake Natural Area has a number of unique
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Hunter's Point Park

State Highway M26
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4292

There are 2 trail-heads to Hunter's Point Park. One is just left of the boat launch at the Copper Harbor Marina. The
Lake Bailey Audubon Sanctuary

Eagle Harbor, MI 49950

The Lake Bailey Audubon Sanctuary is located just 3.5 miles east of Eagle Harbor along M-26, just past the Lake Bailey p
Lake Manganese & Red Trail

Turn between the Visitors Center and the Pines Resort, head past Lake Fanny Hooe for about 1 mile to reach Lake Manganes
Marquette Upper Harbor

Marquette, MI 49855

Presque Isle Park/Trails

Peter White Dr
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-0460
Region: Central

In Marquette, drive north on Fourth Street (changes into Presque Isle Ave.) to Hawley Street. Turn right (east) and cont
Rainbow Trail

Drummond Island, MI 49726

Phone: (833) 817-7851

1 Trail - 8 KM
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1674 Refuge Entrance Rd
Seney, MI 49836

Phone: (906) 586-9851
E-Mail Address:

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to watch wildlife, get out into nature and go exploring. Winter, spring,

41382 W State Highway M123
Paradise, MI 49768

Phone: (906) 492-3415
Region: Eastern

Located near Paradise, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, is the second largest state park in Michigan. Tahquamenon Fall Stat
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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

16914 N Whitefish Point Rd
Paradise, MI 49768

Birding Photo Gallery

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a birders’ paradise.
Bird watchers tell us they’ve seen nearly 400 different species including rare Kirtland’s Warblers, Boreal Owls,
loons, Trumpeter Swans and Pileated Woodpeckers. We invite you to add
your U.P. birding photos to our gallery. Please email them to And share your birding finds on our social media sites.