Sleeping Bear Birding Trail

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Birding Trail (“SBBT”) spans an exceptional migratory flyway and thousands of public acres along the Lake Michigan coastline.  The Trail is home to the Piping Plover, an endangered shorebird that needs vast stretches of undisturbed beach. The Trail is anchored by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a National Park and an Important Bird Area (“IBA”) with 71,000 acres of public land and 35 miles of beaches.  The length of the Trail covers all 123 miles of Michigan Highway M-22 which runs from Manistee on the southern end to Traverse City at the north terminus.  Michigan Audubon’s Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary is the southern terminus. (Courtesy of SBBT's website)

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