Alone, as a couple or in larger groups, birding in Petoskey and the surrounding areas is an incredibly popular activity. We thank the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society for being a contact for those wishing to take part in this experience. Birders are encouraged to post their photographic bird viewings on our Facebook page and tweet about it, too!
Sunset Coast Birding Trail sunsetcoastbirdingtrail.org The Sunset Coast Birding Trail, which is in the works with locations in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet Counties, will include a wide variety of protected areas and habitats that attract Michiganâ€™s over 400 bird species. Whether it is a pair of nesting, federally endangered Piping Plovers, a Snowy Owl visiting for the winter, or the many warblers and waterfowl that pass through the area on their way to and from their breeding grounds, the tip of the Northwest Lower Peninsula offers exciting birding opportunities. Local parks, nature preserves, and natural areas make prime birding locations easily accessible and highlight local conservation efforts. The trail features 30+ primary sites hosting a variety or certain species of birds. It provides information about birding in this region and highlights sites that provide prime birding opportunities. Printed maps will be available at local chambers of commerce. A more extensive list of locations and bird species can be found on sunsetcoastbirdingtrail.org.
Bear River Valley Recreation Area Quaintance Ave., Petoskey bit.ly/BearRiver Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs 231.347.0991 ~ landtrust.org Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center 3377 U.S. 31, Oden 231.348.0998 ~ bit.ly/MichiganFisheries North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey 231.439.6392 ~ ncmich.edu Spring Lake Park 1590 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Petoskey
Additional Information Petoskey Regional Audubon Society Petoskey petoskeyaudubon.org or facebook.com/PetoskeyAudubon
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau 401 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770 800.845.2828 or 231.348.2755 info@PetoskeyArea.com ~ PetoskeyArea.com Â©2017 Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
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