Birds Introduction:

They’re found all over North America and nest in the spring on remote Islands in the Great Lakes. During breeding season, their Birds throats are bright orange and their eyes emerald green. That’s also when the tufts appear that give them the name double-crested. Great Egrets are white. Their bills are yellowish-orange, and the legs black. Great Egrets wade in shallow water (both fresh and salt) to hunt fish, frogs, and other small aquatic animals Water Birds include Ducks, Geese and Swans Order Anseriformes Grebes Order Podicipediformes These are Birds found in or very near water in aquatic or wetland habitats such as marshes, ponds, lakes, bays, and streams. This group includes Grebes, Loons, Cormorants, Ducks, Geese, Herons, Sandpipers, Rails, Gulls, and other kind of Birds. Cormorants are large, glossy black birds. Grebes (Podicipedidae) Birds. Podicipediformes Comprises one family Podicipedidae six genera, and 22 species (two extinct: Podilymbus Gigas, Podiceps.

So Lake Michigan and its surrounding areas provide habitats for a variety of bird species, especially during migration seasons. Some common birds you might find near Lake Michigan include:

  1. Common Loon
  2. Great Blue Heron
  3. Bald Eagle
  4. Osprey
  5. Double-crested Cormorant
  6. Ring-billed Gull
  7. Herring Gull
  8. American Crow
  9. Red-winged Blackbird
  10. American Robin

During migration periods, many other species can be spotted as well, including various warblers, shorebirds, and waterfowl. The lake provides an important stopover point for birds traveling along the Mississippi Flyway, making it a hotspot for birdwatchers throughout the year.

Birds in Lake Michigan Chicago Lakeshore:

Pelicans, Darters and many cormorants (Order Pelecaniformes); herons, ibises, spoonbills and storks (Order Ciconiiformes); cranes, rails, moorhens and coots (Order Gruiformes); and several waders 

The most Commonly seen Birds near Lake Michigan:

  1. Black-Capped Chickadee. – Sites visited: 91%
  2. Downy Woodpecker. – Sites visited: 84%
  3. White-Breasted Nuthatch. – Sites visited: 81%
  4. Blue Jay. – Sites visited: 76%
  5. American Goldfinch. – Sites visited: 72%
  6. Dark-Eyed Junco.
  7. Red-Bellied Woodpecker.
  8. Northern Cardinal.
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