Bring your binoculars, bird book and camera
Bird-watchers make daily treks through the Grand Haven Area in search of winged wildlife. Understandable. It’s not uncommon to see 50 or more species of birds and waterfowl, especially on an early spring morning near Harbor Island including the majestic bald eagle. Watch as horned grebes do their courtship dance over Lake Michigan. Catch swans warring for territory. Be lucky enough to see a red-throated loon in flight or a peregrine falcon on the hunt. Many of the area’s state parks and wetlands are noted as prime bird-watching locations. Keep an eye out for the Caspian tern. It’s still listed as a state threatened species.
See our directory of the best bird-viewing spots in the Grand Haven Area below.