Port Crescent State Park
Huron County's best known birding location, Port Crescent State Park, is renowned for raptor observation during migration. The location near the tip of the Thumb makes this one of the SBA's best birding hotspots. In 1991, an annual hawk count was established at this location and continues t this day, with a dedicated raptor observation deck with interpretive elements. The park is also excellent for water birds and passerines. Its unique location at the tip of the Thumb means that good numbers of birds collect here in spring and fall. Such goodies as Snowy Egret, Prairie Warbler, Henslow's Sparrow, and Red Crossbill have been detected. More regular species of interest include Forster's Tern, Great Black-backed Gull (which may be seen year-round) and Glaucous Gulls (often lingering into late April and early May).
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Michigan State Park Motor Vehicle Permit required for entry