Copper Harbor & Brockway Mountain have been featured in BirdWatching Magazine!


Michigan's Hawk Mountain
Why a mountain on Michigan’s northernmost peninsula may be the best place in the country to watch northbound hawks in spring
By Chuck Hagner

Copper Harbor Trails / Hot Spots & Directions
Trails/Hot Spots PDF

Birds of the Keweenaw
Comprehensive Check-list

Bird Check-list PDF

Both PDF's are formatted for standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper

Thank you for visiting Copper Harbor Birding. Our organization was developed to promote bird watching, awareness and conservation in Copper Harbor and the Keweenaw. There is amazing bird life here, read about it and pass it on!

A great spot for birdwatching all year long and spectacular spring migration!
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.

Keweenaw's Migratory Bird Festival in Copper Harbor - We celebrate the birds throughout the migration with bird walks, guided tours, tasty fund-raisers hosted by local restaurants and much more.

On the International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 10th & on Saturday, May 17th, 2014, we will host programs, feature speakers, and updates on our 3 local bird surveys.

Please see the Our Festival page for birding recommendations and the schedule of events.

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Indigo bunting pair
Indigo Bunting pair

.The Brockway Mountain Hawk Watch took over last spring when the The KRS finished it's 3 year study of migrating birds of prey over Brockway Mountain. The BMHW is organized by Copper Harbor Birding and the Copper Country Audubon. We are aspiring to continue the study over several consecutive years in order to obtain the long-term data necessary for comprehensive analysis. Please visit our BMHW Page for more details.


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Live streaming Osprey nest - Cornell University

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