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Birding Information

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Our charming lakeside communities of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City are surrounded by northern Michigan’s most beautiful forests and woods. So it is no wonder that this area is also a birdwatcher’s delight.

Whether you prefer to venture out alone, as a couple or in a larger group, birding in the Petoskey Area is an incredibly popular activity. More than 230 varieties can be seen here, ranging from abundant to rare. The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society has put together a comprehensive checklist to help you keep track of your sightings.

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While birds thrive through the entire area, we recommend the following. For more details, please contact the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society or the birding section of our website.

  • Bear River Valley Recreation Area
  • Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves
  • Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center
  • North Central Michigan College Natural Area
  • Spring Lake Park

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