A new website has just come on line for birding on Beaver Island. It is called Beaver Island Birding Trail (BIBT).
The above is the link to this wonderful, informative site. I have put a couple photos from the site below. The photos above are my photos. Beaver Island is a critical stopping grounds for migratory birds due to its physical position in Lake Michigan, plus it is an archipelago. Many migratory birds stay over to nest. Since Beaver Island is ecologically rich with many habitats it makes for a great place for the birds to stopover, feed, nest and live. Some of our habitats include, pebble beaches, sand beaches, hardwood forests, conifer forests, wetlands (including rich bogs), inland lakes and of course, the 56 square mile island is surrounded by Lake Michigan.
The web site details all the types of ecology found on the island and discusses how to use the etrail maps. This is a great new addition to the island and hopefully more folks will flock to Beaver Island to go birding now! Below is a slideshow from the BIBT website.