The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
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.
Winged Wednesday - migration text updates
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 sign up for text updates!
If you want to get in a weekend of high quality birding, check out one of Michigan's birding trails. Each trail highlights several destinations within easy driving distance of each other where you can get in some of the best birding in Michigan.