International Migratory Bird Day Festival

Keweenaw's IMBD in Copper Harbor, Michigan

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This will be our 5th Annual Festival in Copper Harbor - Besides the superb daytime birding opportunities, we will have Programs, Feature Speakers, Bird Walks, Local Restaurant Specials and much more during weekends in May.
See the Schedule for birding recommendations and events throughout the month. Print off the Trails and Bird Checklist for the area. These will also be available at the Festival.

We are very excited about the Brockway Mountain Raptor Survey! Visit this website for details about the survey and the migration over Brockway Mountain - great info and photos! Results of survey and report will be made on Saturday, May 22nd.

We have a very special Raptor Program & Buffet Dinner on Saturday May 8th!

Savannah sparrow

Indigo bunting pair

Not only is the Keweenaw Peninsula an extremely active migratory fly-way, but it offers a wide variety of bird habitats. Copper Harbor itself is a quiet place of refuge for many migrating species and even sea ducks. One can view numerous water birds on Lake Superior as well as Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Manganese. Brockway Mountain in known as "Hawk Highway" because of the huge number of migrating raptors observed from it. 17 species of raptor have been spotted from the mountain. There is old growth pine forest at the Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, home to many nesting warblers and other songbirds and several hiking trails which offer up excellent birding opportunities. Hunter's Point is a jump off point for many songbirds flying over Lake Superior and a great place to find woodland birds. See the Trails/Hot Spots

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Not only a beautiful place,
but full of great birding
and lots to do!


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Supporters:
Thanks to the following bird lovin' volunteers for their work putting the Festival together:

Ken Stigers - The Pines Resort
Karen Karl - Brockway Inn Motel & Coffeehouse - Aurora Photography
Laurel & Hannah Rooks - The Laughing Loon ~ Gifts of the North

Buck LeVasseur and the Discovery program for interviewing us for the show
Jim Junttila for mentioning our festival in his column
The Daily Mining Gazette for an article on the fest
Eagle Radio & KBear for interviews and promotion of the fest

Thanks to the following supporters who have donated goods and services or sponsored programs for last years event:

The Pines Resort Aurora Photography & Web Services Keweenaw Brewing Co.
Laughing Loon Gifts Cedar Point Cabins Keweenaw C V B
The Brockway Inn Motel &
Boreal Beans Coffeehouse
Copper Country Audubon Society Keweenaw C O C
Mariner North Ace Hardware of Calumet Hancock Bottling
King Copper Motel Vollwerth & Baroni Companies Reinhart Food Service
Gas-Lite General Store Copper Island Printing Betterly Painting

Good Birding!


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