Tawas Point Birding Portfolio

Kirtlands Warbler*
This page is a portfolio of all the birds I was able to photograph during the three days I spent at Michigan Audubon's Tawas Point Birding Festival.  Some are pretty poor quality, but the point was to document what I saw so I had some kind of record and to be able to share it with my fellow birders.  An asterisk denotes a first-time (or "life") bird for me.  There were a handful of common birds that I did not think to photograph, such as the Blue Jay and Chickadee.  In all I saw somewhere around 59 birds.  


Nashville Warbler

Rose-breased Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, female

American Robin, female, with mud for nest

Blackburnian Warbler

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Eastern Phoebe

Northern Rough-Winged Swallows*

Pine Warbler with bug

Yellow Warbler

Northern Parula

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Red-winged blackbird, immature male

Baltimore Oriole, immature male

Eastern Kingbird

Palm Warbler

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Tree Swallow, male and female

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black and White Warbler, female*

Black and White Warbler, male*

American Redstart

American Redstart, female*

Scarlet Tanager, female

Scarlet Tanager

Brown Thrasher

Common Nighthawk*

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Geese

Trumpeter Swans

Belted Kingfisher


Spotted Sandpiper*

Kildeer (feigning broken wing)

Savannah Sparrow*

Common Merganser female and male*

Bonapartes Gull

Redhead, male* and female*

Chestnut-sided Warbler*

Magnolia Warbler

Horned Lark*


Caspian Tern

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, female

Ring-necked Pheasant

Swainsons Thrush*

Black-throated Blue Warbler