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Join us for birding tour fun, Friday at Fish Point

Ducks, swans, shorebirds and raptors – don't miss your chance to see these and other beauties Friday morning on a Michigan Department of Natural Resources-guided birding tour along the coastal wetlands of Fish Point State Wildlife Area in Tuscola County. 

Consisting of 2,477 acres of exceptional waterfowl habitat, Fish Point is also an Audubon Important Bird Area and is one of Michigan’s premier Wetland Wonders. On the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron, Fish Point is an important coastal wetland. Often referred to as the "Chesapeake of the Midwest," the area hosts over 230 bird species every spring and is an eBird hotspot!

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The tour will start at 9 a.m. Friday, April 5, and all ages are welcome. Meet at the Fish Point State Wildlife Area field office, 7750 Ringle Road, in Unionville. The tour will take place by foot and via car caravan, depending on where birds are present. No RSVP is needed. Questions? Contact the DNR's Tammy Giroux at 989-674-2511. 

Other info:

  • Restrooms and trash receptacles will be available at the field office.
  • Bring your own binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them.
  • Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes; the tour may take place along unpaved trails and uneven ground. Please be aware that the trail system is not considered accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
  • Participants are highly encouraged to download one or more of the following smartphone apps: eBird, iNaturalist, Merlin Bird ID or Audubon Bird Guide.

This bird tour is presented in partnership with MI Birds, a public outreach and education program by Audubon Great Lakes and the Michigan DNR. Birders and hunters share similar conservation values, but rarely cross paths. MI Birds aims to bridge the divide and deepen all Michiganders' engagement in the understanding, care and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and local communities.