An Eastern Bluebird feeding its young
  • 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.

Spring Birding

  • A Kirtlands warbler sitting in a tree

    Spring is a great time for birding in Michigan. Our early migrants are back and settling in to woo a mate and raise a family; our late migrants are flooding though in great colorful waves as they race to be the first back to claim their own nesting spot.

Learn about Michigan's spring 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!

Winter Birding

  • a woodpecker in a tree in the snow

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

    Winter birding takes the spotlight as 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