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Whitefish Point Bird Observatory

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16914 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9612
+1 906-492-3596
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A must see

If you are looking for a short, easy walk with lots of local scenery that is filled with beauty and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Clinton Township
Interesting Birding Displays

While we were at the Shipwreck Museum we stopped in at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. They... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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16914 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9612
+1 906-492-3596
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you are looking for a short, easy walk with lots of local scenery that is filled with beauty and wild life this is your place. Take a few minutes and explore the WhiteFish Point Bird Observatory, you will be pleased you did. Take your...More

Thank stephaniek269
Reviewed 24 July 2017

While we were at the Shipwreck Museum we stopped in at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. They had some nice displays and a small gift shop. There was a path along the lake shore you could follow too.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent spots for hawk watching and migrating passerines. Trails and observation deck are convenient to navigate. Fall migrants were. Just coming through. Veeries, Swainson's Thrushes, Ovenbirds, and Pine warblers in abundance. Red squirrels (Tamiasciurus Hudsonicus) abundant. One signboard at Tahquamenon Falls cited Olive Warblers can...More

Thank Dwwantz
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We visited a couple of times in the day and loved the area, but it was the nighttime owl banding sessions which really captivated. To see N Saw-whet Owls in the hand was unforgettable! Highly recommended

Thank Vanellus01
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We viewed a number of birds. In May the Bluejays were migrating in the UP. This is a good place to couple with the Lighthouse and Shipwreck museum.

Thank jjmcgee1
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Weather very cold and windy as expected. Spring Migration of hawks, owls, waterfowl, and songbirds funnel into Whitefish Bay to cross into Canada making for a unique & diverse birding experience. Presentations on piping plovers, owl banding and hawk ID excellent but better preparation of...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Many who travel in Northern Michigan are well aware of the Whitefish Point Light House, but many overlook another major attraction that is accessed from the same parking lot. Located here because it is a major migratory route for Raptors - notably, the Bald Eagle....More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Was there during a migrant bird count, these volunteers are awesome!! What a great spot to see many different breeds of birds.

Thank happyheidi2017
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We did not understand what this building was about until we ventured across the parking lot to check it out. It is dedicated to tracking birding migrations and while we were staying there at the Crews Quarters B&B (see our review), we went to a...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Our motel had a flyer at the receptionist desk listing days that the WPBO would have 7:30 pm evening presentations regarding owls. We toured the nearby falls during the day and easily fit the evening event into our plans. Boy were we glad that we...More

Thank Pat C
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10 April 2017|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it right now, there's a large variety of birds passing by, stopping and lots of owls getting banded. If you go on Facebook and look up whitefish point bird observatory, you can see activity that is going on... More
Nancy K
1 October 2016|
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Response from Meg G | Reviewed this property |
Whitefish Point itself as no charge to enter. The museum on the grounds and to go into the lighthouse both have a charge but very minimal. I think the museum is $10 or less per adult. And that's in if you choose to do so.