Tawas Point Birding Festival
May 16 - May 18
Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend birding walks and tours, brush up on your bird identification skills, and support conservation efforts in the state of Michigan!
The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon.
Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Species highlights have included Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 160 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2016.
The 2019 festival will include guided tours of local hotspots, a birding 101 workshop, bird identification workshops, and opportunities for birders to network and socialize. Festival headquarters will be at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E. Bay St., East Tawas, MI 48730. Tours will either begin here or at Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Rd., East Tawas, MI 48730.
Registration is $15 for Michigan Audubon members and $30 for non-members with additional tours costing $15-$25 each.