Learning the Hotspots
Well, I made it UP! In the heart of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, now it's time to immerse my southern-ness into the hotspots of Marquette, that is birding hotspots, of course. Even without a truckload of stuff to unload there has been so much to do settling into the house, so, I was sort of glad the birds had not arrived in the UP yet. In week one I made it to the following hot spot locations -
Presque Isle Bog Walk
Presque Isle Park
Little Presque Isle Bird Trail
Echo Lake Nature Preserve
Au Train Beach
I identified 57 species, including recent arrivals - Ovenbird, Palm Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler(Myrtle). It is hard to choose a favorite spot, but I see great potential in Lake LeVassuer and loved walking the Presque Isle Park trail. Just got a message there is a Piping Plover on the beach. Time to run. Loving life in the UP!
Here is a link to my Michigan eBird profile.
You can see all the lists I made my first week in Marquette.