Field Trips



SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018:  PENINSULA POINT (On the tip of Lake Michigan’s Stonington Peninsula)
Time: all-day, but plan to arrive at dawn for the best viewing. Members of the club will be on-hand to assist in viewing and identification.
Picnic: mid-day cookout in the picnic area – bring your own food and beverages.
Transportation: Individual cars, or individually arranged car pools.
Driving Instructions: From US Highway 2 proceed 2.8 miles east from Rapid River; take the exit towards Stonington and travel south on County Road 513. Follow CR 513 for 17.7 miles to the tip of the peninsula, where you will find the Peninsula Point Lighthouse.
Information: Contact Beth Olson (phone: 906-360-4336 or email
Description of Birds: Peninsula Point is one of the best locations in the UP to witness spring migration, and hundreds of neo-tropical songbirds like warblers, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks, vireos, buntings and thrushes are readily found each year. Often the marshy beach can be covered in shorebirds with uncommon migrants like Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Red Knot and Piping Plover. White Pelicans are a near daily sight in May. Some of the more notable species seen in recent years include Hudsonian Godwit, Western Kingbird, Connecticut, Worm-eating and Hooded Warblers, Dickcissel, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Summer Tanager and Orchard Oriole.


SATURDAY, November 11, 2017: PESHEKEE GRADE (North of Michigamme)
Meet in the parking lot at 4th and Spring Streets in Marquette
7:30 a.m.
For information: contact Beth Olson at
Trip leader: Skye Haas
For this field trip, it would be a good idea to bring a lunch, since we may include several other birding stops in addition to the Peshekee Grade. This is a great trip for boreal species, including the Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay and possibly some species from Canada, such as White-winged or Red Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Redpoll and Pine Siskin. In past years there have been other surprises on this outing such as Black-backed Woodpecker, Evening Grosbeak even a Northern Cardinal.
Everyone is welcome – dress warmly and bring binoculars some water and some food!



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