Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society

Laughing Whitefish Audubon is an independent chapter of Michigan Audubon, serving Alger and Marquette counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Through conservation, education, advocacy, and outdoor enjoyment, Laughing Whitefish Audubon advocates protecting birds, wildlife, and local habitats. Look for us on Facebook. To learn more, please visit the LWAS About Page.


Next outing – At this time, there are scheduled presentations on September 14 and October 12. See the LWAS calendar.

It’s about to get interesting – JOIN today and get ready for excellent fall migration birding.

Be on the lookout for upcoming LWAS Bird Outings.

Upcoming Events

October 2022
November 2022
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LWAS Bird of the Month

Harris’s SparrowZonotrichia querula  With its distinctive black hood and whistled song, the Harris’s Sparrow is a conspicuous summer resident of the transition zone between the subarctic boreal forest and Low Arctic tundra of northern Canada. This species was first collected in Missouri in 1834 by Thomas Nuttall and later named by Audubon for Edward Harris (1799–1863), a companion of Audubon’s on his 1843 trip up the Missouri River (Baumgartner 1968aChoate 1985). As a breeding species, the Harris’s Sparrow occupies a somewhat restricted range in northern Canada, and it overwinters in the south-central plains of the United States (see Figure 1). This sparrow’s remote breeding habitat and secretive nesting behavior made it one of the last passerines in North America to have its nest and eggs described.  Birds of the World

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Marquette County eBird Reports

Alger County eBird Reports

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