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Birding Areas in Jackson County, Michigan
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Jackson County birding areas corresponding to the numbers on the map.
#1- Concord Millpond : One of the first areas of open water in the Spring, good for early waterfowl.
#2- Kate Palmer Audubon Sanctuary: The best wildflower spot in county, also a nesting area for warblers, vireos and other songbirds
#4- Falling Waters Trail: A hiking/biking trail that passes through many different habitats.
#5- Vandercook Lake0
#6- Dahlem Environmental Education Center With 9 miles of hiking trails passing through several different habitats, the Dahlem Center is an excellent birding spot. It also has what is considered the best maintained Bluebird Trail in Michigan.
#7- Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Audubon Sanctuary: Migration Stop for thousands of Sandhill Cranes and many other birds
#8- Coon Hill and Dunn Road Cornfield: A good spot to see early migrating shorebirds in late March and April
#9- Portage Lake State Park: Historically the last nesting place for Common Loons in Jackson County (1937), Portage Lake is one of the best places to look for Loons in April. The State Park is also good for Warbler watching in May.
#10- Reithmiller Marsh / Reithmiller Meadow: The best spot in Jackson County to see grassland birds such as the Savannah Sparrow and Bobolink. The nearby marsh has the greatest concentration of American Bitterns in Jackson County
#11- Thorn Lake: Perhaps the best birding spot in the county. Migration stops for large numbers of waterfowl.
Palmer Road field and Norvell Millpond: One of the first areas of open water in the spring, good for early waterfowl.
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