2016 Bird Checklist now available!

Are you curious to know what was seen in 2016? Check our list of species seen and then be sure to mark your calendar for next year's event, May 18-21, 2017.

The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest

May 18-20 2017, Iosco County, Michigan

Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend presentations on the latest birding topics, hone your birding skills, and learn about avian conservation work in Michigan.

The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon.

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Recent species highlights include: Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 160 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2016. Don’t miss out, spots are limited!

Click here to download a map of Tawas Point State Park birding and hiking trails.