With its forests, dunes and Lake Michigan shoreline, Berrien County has long been one of Michigan's most popular bird watching locations. With this in mind and to promote recreational birding and bird conservation in Southwest Michigan, the Berrien County Parks sponsors the Berrien Birding Club.
The club sponsors a regular schedule of birding outings to locations in and near Berrien County, as well as occasional meetings. The club also publishes a regular newsletter, The Berrien Bird Observer, and Field Notes, an annual summary of all species seen in Berrien County.
For more information about club activities and membership, explore the links on this page or call the Nature Center at Love Creek County Park at (269) 471-2617. Note: Please consider a club membership, but note our scheduled field trips are open to members and non-members alike. So grab your binoculars and join us sometime!
The Berrien Birding Club also sponsors two birding email lists - one for reporting recent bird sightings in Berrien County (BBCBirds) and the other for basically all things birds & birding (BBCChat). More information is available here.
Berrien Bird Observer - Early Spring 2014
Birds of Berrien County 10 Year Summary
Berrien County Christmas Bird Counts - 50 Year Visual Trends
Berrien Birding Club Field Notes 2012
To receive a free copy of the Berrien County Birding Destinations map pictured at left, stop in the Nature Center at Love Creek or send an email to Love Creek.
Information and directions to Berrien County's best birding locations are also available on the Interactive Birding Destinations Map below. Click the icons for information on each location. (Map provided courtesy of the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission.)
View BIRDING DESTINATIONS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN in a larger map