Birding Tours

Michigan Audubon sponsored tours help raise needed funds to support research conducted at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and Michigan Audubon’s bird conservation efforts throughout the state. Check back here often to see what new and exciting tours are being offered.

Winter Birding in the Eastern UP

Trip Dates: January 19-20 or February 9-10, 2019

Are you anxious to see a Canada Jay? Hoping to check the Northern Hawk Owl off your list? Then join Michigan Audubon and our skilled birding guide on a birding tour of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. This caravan adventure will start at Sault Ste. Marie then progress through Chippewa and Mackinac Counties.

The trip is limited to 12 participants and will fill up fast. The fee for the trip is $100 for Michigan Audubon members and $125 for non-members. The trip fee does not include meals or lodging.

This trip is rated EASY – most travel is by car caravan. Foot travel on gravel or paved roadways; the biggest challenge would be that the roads may be snow covered or slippery. Duration of foot travel of less than a mile at a time. Participants need to be able to withstand cold temperatures for periods of 30 minutes.

No membership or renewal fees are included with event tickets. If you would like to join Michigan Audubon and register for this event as a member, please visit Once you’ve purchased your membership, you may register for this event as a member.

Registration will open on October 26, 2018.

Click here to register for the January 19-20, 2019 trip.

Click here to register for the February 9-10, 2019 trip.

Refund policy: If you must cancel your participation in a Michigan Audubon event, fees are refundable (minus a $25 processing fee) up until one month prior to the tour. If the cancellation occurs less than a month before, but more than 2 weeks before the tour, a 50% refund will apply. Cancellations occurring less than 2 weeks prior to the tour will forfeit the entire fee. Membership fees are not refundable. All refund requests must be made in writing and sent via email, or mail to:
Michigan Audubon
2310 Science Parkway, Suite 200
Okemos, MI 48864

For questions about Travel and Tour Cancellation Policies, email