Great Lakes: A Spectacle of Bird Migration

May 10-19, 2024
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Starts In: Cincinnati, OH
Ends In: Detroit, MI

Participant Limit: 6
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $3,499 per person

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $775

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Spring migration through the Great Lakes region is spectacular. During May, millions of songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and more move through the region. On this tour we will visit many of the best locations to see as many species as we can with a special focus on all the warbler species in the eastern United States.

We’ll start in Kentucky where our main target will be the highly sought after Swainson’s Warbler. We will also be looking for other southern breeding warblers such as Worm-eating, Kentucky, Hooded, Cerulean, Yellow-throated, Prairie Warbler and Louisiana Waterthrush.

From Kentucky, we’ll travel north to the world-famous birding hotspot, Magee Marsh. Here we will enjoy the unbelievable migration through this region. We’ll spend plenty of time at the world-famous Magee Marsh as well as many other spectacular locations in the area.

Our final stop will take us to Michigan in search of the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler where we’ll spend a morning enjoying the Kirtland’s Warblers in their unique breeding habitat. We’ll also have time to bird Tawas Point which is another fabulous location to observe migrants. The migration through this region is sure to make this tour mind-blowing!

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Great Lakes: A Spectacle of Bird Migration - Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

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