Bird Watching

Whether you’re just starting your life list or the piping plover is the last bird you need to check off, you’re in the right place. A confluence of migratory flyways along with the large tracts of preserved land in Leelanau County, and especially along the Sleeping Bear Dunes, ensure that this area will make any birder’s heart sing. A great place to start is the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail, which maintains a list of prime locations for birders and offers a smart phone app to help identify regional wildlife.