The Sunrise Coast Birding Trail endorses the American Birding Association code of ethics and encourages all visitors to do the same!
Free map guides also available at local tourism bureaus.
Look for the Sunrise Coast Birding Trail signs at official locations!
The Sunrise Coast Birding Trail incorporates 145 miles along U.S. 23. The trail takes flight at the mouth of the famed AuSable River in Oscoda and wings its way north all along the Lake Huron coast to Mackinaw City. Birders will delight in observing the common, threatened , or endangered birds of our coastal and inland locations. The unique Kirtland's Warbler U.S. Forest Service managed habitat west of Oscoda is a destination where one may get a memorable glimpse of this highly vulnerable and protected species. The endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover also nests here along the northern shores of Lake Huron which provide critical habitat for this fragile species. The spring Raptor Watch at the Straits of Mackinaw will thrill observers as thousands of these birds cross the Straits during seasonal migrations. Enjoy the journey as you travel this N.E. corridor of our great state.