It’s a big world up here in the UP, so the more we help each other the better birding becomes. Here is a collection of UP and Michigan birding resources. Tapping into this wealth of information is guaranteed to make you a better birder and naturalist.
Birding Alert Systems
PLEASE be sure to follow the rules of each group you join.
Recently (March 2022) a new birding communication method for the entire state of Michigan was created. The APP is called DISCORD. Download the app and search for MICHIGAN BIRDS.
The following Whats APP groups are still active
- What’s App – Marquette Good Bird Alerts
- What’s App – Eastern UP Good Bird Alerts
- UP Birdnet – An important local birder resource is the UP Birdnet sightings email list at www.UPBirders.org. By signing up for this list-serve, you can stay informed of what is being seen across the Upper Peninsula, as well as report your own sightings.
- eBird Alerts
- Facebook – UP Birding
- more Facebook –
TEAM eBIRD – https://www.facebook.com/groups/422922394584052
Snowy Owls – https://www.facebook.com/groups/988334554559513
Audubon Web Sites
List your Sightings, Follow bird migrations
- eBird – free to join, begin tracking your sightings today.
- eBird – latest Marquette County sightings
- eBird – latest Alger County sightings
- Bird Migration – BirdCast
Birding Equipment, Books, and Software
- Birding APPS
- Sibley – excellent, especially the latest version
- Audubon Birds
- Merlin – this app does an excellent job identifying photos of birds, and now identifies sounds as you bird
- Larkwire – a great way to learn sounds
- Raptor ID
- Warbler Guide
- Binocular Reviews
- Scope Reviews