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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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Gorgeous views of the lake!

We are so happy we didn't pass this spot up! We really enjoyed walking around and checking out all... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Abbie S
Berkley, Michigan
Great birding; great location

BIrd Observatory has a small area just across from the lighthouse stop by there and check the list... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16914 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9612
+1 906-492-3596
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We are so happy we didn't pass this spot up! We really enjoyed walking around and checking out all of the different buildings on site. You can either see the sites up in the lighthouse, or go to the lookout point on the dock. We...More

Thank Abbie S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

BIrd Observatory has a small area just across from the lighthouse stop by there and check the list of what has been seen lately There is a nice boardwalk also one nice deck to see raptors in the other side of the museum It is...More

Thank wiminneapolis
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Well done with life like re-creations. Explained well, Life saving and rescue equipment and videos held your interest

Thank jsvankuiken
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 23 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 7 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 22 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 22 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 1 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 22 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
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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
30 September 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.