Spring songbirds

May 4, 2019

You can hear their songs the moment you enter the forest. Boulder Junction is home to scores of beautiful songbirds. Some spend the winter here, others head south during the colder months. Fortunately for us, they’re returning—and more are arriving daily. It’s a great time to put on some comfortable walking shoes and take a stroll in search of these beautiful creatures. Here are some good bets for spotting birds around Boulder Junction this spring.

  • The 25-acre Trout Lake Conifer Swamp, located south of Boulder Junction, is a superb place to find warblers.
  • The Escanaba-Pallette Lake Trail offers rolling woodland hiking options that will take you near shoreline – it’s a good trail if you’re seeking sights of water birds.
  • The Lumberjack Trail is a great option near town. There are a couple of longer loop options through forest and wetlands. A bridge less than a mile from the trailhead is a good and open viewing spot.
  • The Fallison Lake Nature Trail winds through a mixed forest around 50-acre Fallison Lake. It’s a nice walk and a perfect place to bring the binoculars.

Learn more about the trails in Boulder Junction.