Peninsula Point Annual Birding Picnic

Peninsula Point Annual Birding Picnic

Peninsula Point Annual Birding Picnic


Peninsula Point Lighthouse at the tip of the Stonington Peninsula is one of the best locations in the UP to witness spring migration.

Time: All day (arriving around dawn will give you the best views)

Conditions – most of the walking is easy and dry. Parking might get a little tight, so please be gracious.  IT WILL BE GNATTY. They do not bite but can be pretty distracting, especially in the open grassy areas; hope for a slight breeze.  BATHROOMs are PIT TOILETS, so bring sanitizer.

Carpooling: Please make your arrangements for rides.

Picnic: mid-day cookout in the picnic area – bring your own food and beverages. Maybe a pop-up table as picnis tables are limited.

Driving Instructions: From US Highway 2 proceed 2.8 miles east from Rapid River; take the exit towards Stonington and travel south on County Road 513. Follow CR 513 for 17.7 miles to the peninsula’s tip, where you will find the Peninsula Point Lighthouse.

Information: Contact Beth Olson (phone: 906-360-4366)

Hundreds of neo-tropical songbirds like warblers, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks, vireos, buntings, and thrushes are readily found each year, along with shorter-distance migrants like sparrows, jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, and finches. On a good day, a birder can easily tally over 100 species, including over 20 species of warblers. Some highlights from past field trips include both Summer and Western Tanagers, Hooded Warblers, Connecticut Warblers, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, egrets, swans, terns, yellowlegs, and hundreds of Whimbrels.

Join us for some of spring’s best birding. A bonus of this gathering is that plenty of expert birders will be available to help with spotting and bird identification. Just raise your hand.


May 20 2023


All Day


Peninsula Point Lighthouse
3722 County 513 T Rd, Rapid River, MI 49878

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