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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:25 AM


With over two dozen prime birding locations, the North Huron Birding Trail covers 150 miles on the north side of Lake Huron along Michigan’s Scenic Byway, M-134.

The trail runs from St. Ignace on the western end, along the southern coast of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, through the towns of the Les Cheneaux area to DeTour Village, up to the Pickford Grassland Area, and all of Drummond Island, and can be thought of as 5 unique zones associated with nearby communities.

This area is both a migratory stopover site and significant nesting area for over 275 bird species.

Our forested shorelines and peninsulas provide landing and launching habitat for birds crossing over the Straits in the spring and fall. During this time, on the open waters, some of Michigan's most elusive waterfowl can be seen at surprisingly close range. Species like the scoter, rednecked grebe, red-necked loon, and long-tailed duck can be viewed from places like St. Ignace City Dock #3 and Straits State Park.

In addition, Boulevard Drive (west of Bridge View Park) offers excellent songbird and migrant shorebird viewing.

Our area is also great for spring and summer Warblers, Tanagers, and Vireos. Plus, don’t forget cardinals, blue jays, red wing blackbirds, hummingbirds, chickadees, and grosbeaks.


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