Negwegon State Park - Birding

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    Near the Community of Black River. From US-23, turn east on Black River Road, turn north onto Sandhill Road, Careful, road is rough with loose sand and low spots fill with water after rains. Four wheel drive vehilce recommended. This is a seasonal road, so it's un-useable in the winter months.Park at the DNR parking lot. Take the north trail, from here it is a one-hour hike or twenty minute bicycl

    Dense hardwoods create habitat for Flycatchers, Vireo, Woodpeckers, Ruffed Grouse, Wood Thrushes, Veery, Nuthatches, Blue Jays, etc. Paths open to the shoreline and a wide assortment of waterfowl can be seen including: Heron, Ducks, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Geese, Sandpipers, Yellowlegs, Gulls, Terns and Swans. Bald Eagles fish from trees and large rocks along the shore.South Point is an excellent site for the spring and fall passerine migration, many species hunker down in the stunted trees and shrubs near the end of the point.

    The park is owned by the State of Michigan. A DNR motor vehicle permit or recreational passport is required for entry to this park. The Friends of Negwegon group has been working to create trails with board walk over the wettest areas.

     

    Source: Linda Klemens, Thunder Bay Audubon Society

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