Tawas Point

    Natural or Wildlife Viewing Features: Migration Waypoint

    For wildlife watching, Tawas Point has also become somewhat of a mecca. This 200-acre park is recognized as one of the Midwest's premier locations for the viewing of bird migration. The Tawas Point Light is located at the north end of Tawas Point, which is famous among birdwatchers, as it is a busy flyway for migratory birds each spring and fall. In the spring, some 27 species of warblers and other neo-tropical migrants can be observed as they wing their way north to summer breeding grounds. The fall migration consists mostly of waterfowl and shore birds. Tawas Point is designated as an IBA, Important Bird Area. Of particular interest is the Piping Plover and Wilson's Plover (the state's only record). Tawas Point offers a quintessential Michigan experience, bringing together the stark majesty of the Great Lakes, and the pleasant respite of a quiet forest with songbirds in the trees.


    A birding festival is held on Tawas Point. See website for details.


    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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