Field Trip #10: Gull Harbor or St. James Township Campground


Sunday, May 28th | 7:00 p.m. | Departing from the BIC Center

Join us after dinner for a sundown birding adventure at one of two locations chosen by trip based on conditions and bird activity. Our birding experts will choose between Gull Harbor and the St. James Campground.

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Gull Harbor: This protected area is along Gull Harbor Drive east of the Whiskey Point Lighthouse. Most of the habitat is shoreline, cedar shrub, and marshy ponds, but there are a few wooded areas behind the open areas. This is an excellent site to observe waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and raptors. The area is used extensively by migrating songbirds in the spring and fall. During the summer months northern water snakes are active in and around the ponds. These snakes are nonvenomous and should not be disturbed.

St. James Campground: This popular campground is located in a mixed hardwoods/pines forest at the top of a high bluff overlooking Garden Island. A paved trail connects the campground to the Donegal Bay Bike Trail which leads back toward town. The woods contain both resident and migrant songbirds and the bluff is an excellent location to look for raptors, including Bald Eagles that nest on the surrounding islands and come to Beaver Island to forage.

Please note our cancellation policy: Cancellations made by 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2022 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations after that time.


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Event Details

Board transportation for this trip at the BIC Center. At the end we'll head to Whiskey Point Brewing Company where you can watch the fading sun across Paradise Bay as you enjoy a craft brew, wine or seltzer all made here on the island. Pop and other drinks available, too. If you like and the conditions are right, head across the street to enjoy the Island's world-class dark skies along with your drink. Learn more about the brewery at and about the Island's dark skies at

The Beaver Island Birding Trail and Warblers on the Water events are projects of the Beaver Island Association. BIA is a volunteer organization that works to assure the environmental and economic sustainability of Beaver Island. Learn more about the BIA and keep up to date on island events at


Date: May 29, 2022

Start time: 07:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 09:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Depart from the BIC Center

Directions: The BIC Center is across the street from the Ferry Dock.

Phone: 231-448-2022


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