As the largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island is a critical stopover site for migratory birds flying up the lake on their way north to breeding grounds. Many stay to nest. The Beaver Island Birding Trail encompasses more than 12,000 acres of state lands and township lands and four Little Traverse Conservancy preserves. It includes examples of each of the island’s diverse habitats along more than 100 miles of roads.
On May 22-24, 2015, the Beaver Island Birding Trail features the Warblers on the Waters Memorial Weekend Events. This weekend is specifically designed for all levels of birders guided by expert field guides. In addition to field trips around Beaver Island, birding presentations will take place throughout the weekend.