The Biggest Little Birding Festival in the Midwest
May 16-18, 2019.
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!
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. Tours will either begin here or at Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas.
Thank you to our 2019 Tawas Point Birding Festival Sponsors!
Eastern Whip-poor-will $1000+
Bald Eagle $500
Kirtland’s Warbler $250
Trumpeter Swan $100
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
East Tawas City Park
Hsing’s Garden Chinese Restaurant
McDonald’s of Tawas
Michigan Ducks Unlimited
Pine River VanEtten Lake Watershed
Tawas Bay Insurance Agency
Tawas Do-It Best Hardware & Lumber
Tri-County Agency, Inc.
Scarlet Tanager $50
Bernard Building Center
Branham’s Jewelry Store
Colvin’s Plumbing & Heating
Feminist Bird Club Michigan
Huron Community Bank
Jeffrey Chadwick, O.D., P.C.
John L. Lesneski DDS
Kathy Jane’s Boutique
Kirtland’s Warbler Audubon Society
Susan and Ed Davis