A cardinal walking in the snow
  • Michigan’s birds are some of the most beautiful and fascinating creatures to observe outdoors. It's a popular past time for residents and visitors alike, who can find more than 450 bird species on Michigan's many birding trails, state parks and recreation areas, state wildlife and game areas, national wildlife refuges, Great Lakes coastline and more.

Winter Birding

  • a woodpecker in a tree in the snow

    It hardly seems possible, but for some species of birds Michigan is downright balmy. Winter can provide a unique opportunity to see some of our state's northern visitors.

    Winter birding is starting now since a lot of our summer migrants have gone and our winter residents have shifted southward. It’s a perfect time to get to know some of these new neighbors.

Learn about Michigan's winter birds

Winged Wednesday - Migration Text Updates

  • Flying trumpeter swans

    Michigan is home to so many interesting birds and we want to share some feathery facts with you.

    Sign up for our Winged Wednesday text updates to learn more about the birds moving through Michigan and the best state parks to see them.

    Simply text "bird" to 51555 or visit MobileCause to sign up!