Sturgeon Point Lighthouse - Birding Site

    Natural or Wildlife Viewing Features:

    Driving north of Harrisville off US-23, turn right on Lakeshore Drive then right on Point Road heading toward Lake Huron. This property is owned by the MI Dept. of Natural Resources and parking is available. The grounds are open year round but the entrance road is not plowed during winter months.

    Large Cedar and dense woods surround the Lighthouse and Bailey School and are ideal habitat for Cardinals, Common-Redstart, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Thrush species, Juncos, Song Sparrows, etc. Waterfowl can be observed from Sturgeon Point, a 1.5 mile shoal that reaches out into Lake Huron. Shorebirds/woodland (s,su,f)

    A mature Bald Eagle circles the Lighthouse tower periodically so visitors can flash pictures. Warblers jump from bush to bush along the shoreline and it's best to walk north of the point and sit quietly on a dune and let them come to you!


    Peggy Ridgway, AuSable Valley Audubon and Linda Klemens, Thunder Bay Audubon Society


    Map Legend

    • Trail Head
    • Historical Site
    • Beach
    • Natural Feature
    • Campground
    • Park
    • Cultural Interest
    • Scenic View
    • Educational Interest
    • Visitor Center
    • Emergency Care
    • Water Access
    • Fishing
    • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
    • Trail Friendly Business


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