Nestled within the shores of three Great Lakes the Shore to Shore Birding Trail features unique habitats and birds of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.
From the mighty Lake Superior shoreline to the calmer waters of Lake Michigan, the Shore to Shore Birding Trail boasts some of Michigan’s premier birding destinations and will delight both beginner and experienced birders alike.
Experience the thrill of migration from the St. Ignace shoreline, or from the dunes and pebbled beaches at Whitefish Point in Paradise. Catch glimpses of different kinds of owl as you move from open land to diverse forested habitats or attempt to see three different species of grouse on the same day.
Whether you visit the Shore to Shore Birding Trail to cross off another life bird from your list, or come to enjoy the unique species found in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, there is no doubt that you will experience the awe-inspiring wonder of the region and enjoy local hospitality and culture as you navigate over 400 miles of natural features and wild spaces that are featured along this route through Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.
Be sure to check out the Explore, About, Resources and Events tabs for detailed information on bird species, habitat, history, amenities, and local information. You will also find helpful links to birding information, PDF check lists and more. Welcome to your next birding adventure, from shore to shore!