Many wild bird enthusiasts visit Michigan with the intention of adding Kirtlandís Warbler to their lists Ė but Michigan is surrounded by four Great Lakes and boasts 3,000 miles of shoreline which aids to the abundance of the State's bird population.
Additional habitat comes from Michigan's 11,000 interior lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, and the largest state forest system in the nation. It is not hard to believe that Michiganís official bird list now boasts 421 species.
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Whitefish Point is a phenomenal concentration spot
for migrating raptors, waterbirds, and song birds. The
surrounding land and water features create a natural
corridor, funneling thousands of birds directly to the
Point each spring and fall as they travel thorough the
Great Lakes region. This makes for spectacular
bird-watching and provides tremendous opportunities to
study and monitor bird populations.
FEATURED BIRDING SPOT in MICHIGAN
Hoffmaster State Park, located between Grand Haven and Muskegon at the west end of Pontaluna Road. The combination of woodland, stream, dune and shoreline habitats provides very good birding in the breeding season and excellent birding during migrations.
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