Winter Birding In Northern Michigan: Boreal Specialties and More
When the temperatures are cold, the birding is hot. Northern Michigan is a real winter wonderland from December through March and for birders, this means an opportunity to see some really unique and highly-coveted species. This tour can be two, three or four days and we will spend time viewing the most wanted species. Species diversity will be low, but the quality will be outstanding. Inside the spruce bogs we may find Boreal Chickadee and Spruce Grouse and we are likely to get "arm's-length" views of that northern camp robber the Gray Jay. Black-backed Woodpecker is also a possibility in the forest. Snowy Owls, Northern Shrikes and Rough-legged Hawks will all be found in the open farm country and we may have a good opportunity at staked-out Northern Hawk-owl and/or Great Gray Owls as well. No northern trip would be complete without "winter finches" of course, and we will have excellent chances at both White-winged and Red Crossbills and Pine and Evening Grosbeaks. This tour is from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
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