Birding in Michigan

Welcome to Birding in Michigan

Descriptions of eBird Hotspots in Michigan

Use the “magnifying glass” search icon on the upper right to find a hotspot.
Enter all or part of a hotspot name.

Click on a county name below to access information about birds and all the eBird hotspots in that county.

Select Hotspots by County
Alphabetical list of Michigan Counties
Map of Michigan Counties

Select Hotspots from a List
Alphabetical Index of Michigan Hotspots
Use the alphabetical index when you don’t know the county of the hotspot

Michigan Statewide Bar Charts
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Michigan Notable Bird Sightings

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My eBird Michigan links
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Needs Alert (birds you have not seen in Michigan)
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Top Birding Locations in Michigan

Whitefish Point
Shiawassee NWR–Wildlife Drive
Tawas Point SP
Pte. Mouillee SGA
Lake St. Clair Metropark (Metro Beach Metropark)
Muskegon Wastewater System
Tiscornia Park
Belle Isle
Nayanquing Point SWA
Fish Point SWA
Seney NWR
Bay City SRA
Shiawassee NWR–Ferguson Bayou Trail
Erie Marsh Preserve (Gun Club)
Peninsula Point
Crosswinds Marsh
Lake Erie Metropark
Maple River SGA (Gratiot Co.)
Warren Dunes SP
Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

Resources

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

Websites 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

eBird is a real-time, online checklist program which has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Jointly sponsored by the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution.

This website provides descriptions and maps of eBird Hotspots in Michigan. In eBird, Hotspots are shared locations where birders may report their bird sightings to eBird. Hotspots provide birders with information about birding locations where birds are being seen.

Links to eBird web site

About eBird
eBird Hotspot Explorer
Tips on using the eBird Hotspot Explorer
eBird Brochure and PowerPoint
eBird Quick Start Guide
How to import data into eBird
Lists of all eBird Hotspots world wide
eBird Facebook page

Tips on Managing your eBird Records

How to change the location of a checklist
How to merge a personal location with an eBird Hotspot
How to share a checklist with other birders
How to suggest a personal location as a new eBird Hotspot
How to get a “life list” of bird species at a personal location

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Thanks to Ken Andrews for designing Notable Sightings