Birding the Bayside!

May 20, 2020 5:00AM—8:00PM


Seven Ponds Nature Center
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428

Spring Birding Trip to the Saginaw Bay Area Saginaw Bay is widely considered one of the finest birding areas in all of Michigan. Te region is a known migrant route, and hotspots line the entire length of the shoreline of the bay. Our travels will have us arriving at Fish Point State Wildlife Area shortly after sunrise. Here we should find a wide range of migrating shorebirds, waders, and songbirds. From there we’ll work our way east, stopping next at the Joseph M. Soehnel Nature Trail in Hampton Township. We’ll enjoy our picnic lunch at Bay City State Recreation Area, then check out the trails at nearby Tobico Marsh. Our final stop will be Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area, where we hope to round out our full day of birding with more shorebirds, songbirds, waders, and the marsh’s specialty: Yellow-headed Blackbird. 

We will be using a 15 passenger van for this trip.  Space is limited 12. Birding on this trip will include a fair amount of walking throughout the course of the day. We will bring the nature center’s spotting scope and a cooler. Pack your own snacks and beverages, along with a picnic lunch. We’ll make a quick stop for dinner on-the-go on the ride back to Seven Ponds. Dress for the weather and don’t forget your binoculars and field guide.