Copper Harbor & Brockway Mountain have been featured in BirdWatching Magazine!
Michigan's Hawk Mountain
Why a mountain on Michigan’s northernmost peninsula may be the best place in the country to watch northbound hawks in spring
By Chuck Hagner
|A great spot for birdwatching all year long and spectacular spring migration!
Not only is the Keweenaw Peninsula an extremely active migratory fly-way, but it offers a wide variety of bird habitats. Copper Harbor itself is a quiet place of refuge for many migrating species and even sea ducks. One can view numerous water birds on Lake Superior as well as Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Manganese. Brockway Mountain in known as "Hawk Highway" because of the huge number of migrating raptors observed from it. 17 species of raptor have been spotted from the mountain. There is old growth pine forest at the Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, home to many nesting warblers and other songbirds and several hiking trails which offer up excellent birding opportunities. Hunter's Point is a jump off point for many songbirds flying over Lake Superior and a great place to find woodland birds.
Keweenaw's Migratory Bird Festival in Copper Harbor - We celebrate the birds throughout the migration with bird walks, guided tours, tasty fund-raisers hosted by local restaurants and much more.
On the International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 11th, we host programs, feature speakers, and updates on our 2 local bird surveys.
Please see the Our Festival page for birding recommendations and the schedule of events.
WOOHOO - You can drive up to the top of Brockway Mountain in a car ~ see you this weekend!
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Not only a beautiful place, but full of great birding and lots to do!
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Indigo Bunting pair