A natural serene is attractive to every human eye. Such is what is availed by birds in Michigan specifically during the summer season. Birds form a small percentage of wildlife but they are rich in routine activities which majority of people enjoys having a glimpse if not watching them on purpose.
Michigan is located close to the shores of Atlantic Ocean. This provides ideal environment for the survival as well as breeding zone for birds among other animals. Human effort to conserve this environment has also played a center stage. Such is witnessed by the activities of “Michigan Audubon Society”. Over 200 hundred bird species are found here. One of the prime areas where one can get a great view of the birds during summer includes Saginaw bay shorelines and watershed.
Some of the birds found in Michigan during summer include white-faced ibises and Glossy ibises, Humming birds, Great blue heron, Sand Hill Crane, Red-Breasted Grosbeaks, Evening Grosbeaks, indigo Buntings, Bluebirds, Redpoll’s among many more.
Here are some of the bird species one is likely to see upon visiting Michigan during summer.
i. White-faced ibises and Glossy ibises: – the former is found mostly in Oregon East and stretch to Minnesota and New Mexico and Texas with the latter spanning along the Atlantic coast from Florida to West Texas.
ii. The hamming birds are viewed to one of the smallest birds. The name is drawn from the fact that they produce hamming sound through rapid flap of their wings. It is worth noting that hamming birds fly at a high speed. They feed on nectars thus a flowery environment is where they thrive best. The hamming bird is colorful to merge well with its environment.
iii. The Great blue heron is one of the large wading birds. It is an all white in color characterized by log-legs and a relatively long beak. They feed on fish and this makes Atlantic Coast line and Michigan at large an ideal area for them.
iv. The ‘Sand Hill Crane’ yet another bird species found at the Atlantic Coast. They feed on a variety of food items which include plants, grains, mice, snakes, insects or worms. This has led to it being referred to as an opportunistic feeder; feeding on what’s available at that point in time. They thrive well in wetland thus the coast line is ideal for them.
v. The “indigo Buntings” is blue in color and is sometimes nicknamed the “blue canaries.” Interestingly “indigo Buntings” are characterized from their singing which is learnt in their youthful stage. They feed mostly on small seeds, berries, buds and insects.
vi. The Redpoll is yet another bird species found in Michigan during summer. It is characterized by the red spot on their forehead. They are small in size and resistant to cold hence they are one of the few birds that need not to migrate during winter.
Observing these birds carry on with their daily activities forms a potential tourist destination. Watching them fly up and about, feed, socialize among other activities is an ideal way to spent some leisure time. Make a date to Michigan this summer and enjoy the serene environment curtsy of the summer birds and other environmental attractions.