Tawas Point State Park
Tawas Point State Park is undoubtedly the best migrant trap in the Watershed. Birding is best during times of rapid migration such as during strong south winds in spring and strong north winds in fall. The spring migrants tend to follow the lakeshore and actually migrate south for a time to the tip of the point which faces southwest. Bad weather after a prolonged high pressure situation also tends to ground many migrants in the park. Soon after these conditions subside, the spring migrants slowly work their way northward out of the park. Equally impressive migrations occur in the fall. Tawas State Park has an excellent campground and beach facilities, has a restored lighthouse with daily tours, is home to nesting Piping Plovers, and is a classic Michigan weekender’s spot all year.
Dates of Access:
Hours of Operation:
8am - 10pm
Michigan State Park Motor Vehicle Permit required for entry