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Below you will find our birding guides for Michigan and everything you need to know for your next birding trip. Bookmark this page for your next Michigan birding adventure.

Michigan, with its diverse ecosystems ranging from woodlands and wetlands to urban parks, provides a rich habitat for a variety of bird species. Among the avian inhabitants of the state are several striking blue-colored birds, each with its own unique features and behaviors. From the majestic great blue heron to the charming blue jay and the elusive cerulean warbler, these birds add vibrancy and beauty to Michigan’s landscapes. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the fascinating blue birds in Michigan home, delving into their characteristics, behaviors, habitats, and conservation status.

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Michigan is home to a diverse array of bird species, including several striking red-headed birds that capture the imagination of birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the fascinating red-headed birds that can be found in Michigan, from the vibrant redhead duck to the charismatic red-headed woodpecker.

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Michigan’s diverse ecosystems offer a haven for a variety of avian species, including the striking large black birds that inhabit its woodlands, wetlands, and coastlines. These birds, with their dark plumage and impressive features, contribute to the state’s rich biodiversity. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the large black birds in Michigan, learning about their distinctive characteristics, behaviors, habitats, and the importance of conserving their populations.

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Michigan’s diverse landscapes provide a haven for a wide array of bird species, including many elegant white birds that grace its skies and waterways. In this guide, we’ll delve into the world of Michigan’s white birds, exploring their characteristics, habitats, and the unique role they play in the state’s ecosystem.

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Michigan hosts a variety of bold black and white birds—from tiny marsh birds to soaring turkey vultures. Their high-contrast profiles dramatically dot wetlands, forests and shorelines statewide. Get the details on these eye-catching species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like black-capped chickadees and common loons gracing Michigan’s diverse habitats.

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Michigan comes alive with red birds—cardinals, scarlet tanagers, and more. Their fiery hues pop against backdrops of forest, field and wetland across the state. Get the details on eye-catching red species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like rose-breasted grosbeaks gracing Michigan’s varied habitats.

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From tiny marsh terns to soaring turkey vultures, Michigan hosts a variety of birds exhibiting sharp black plumage. Ranging across wetlands, forests, cities, and Great Lakes shorelines, these dark-feathered species fill diverse ecological niches statewide. Get the details on eye-catching black birds in our latest article. We spotlight jet-hued residents and migrants like yellow-headed blackbirds and rusty blackbirds that call the Great Lakes State home.

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Michigan comes alive with yellow birds—warblers, goldfinches, meadowlarks and more. Their sunny hues pop against backdrops of forest, lakeshore and wetland across the state. Get the details on dazzling yellow species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like prothonotary warblers across Michigan’s abundant habitats, plus conservation initiatives to protect vulnerable golden-winged warbler populations.

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