Lake Michigan Pelagic Trips

birding expeditions on the open lake


Trip summaries:

These trips organized by Geoff Williamson unless indicated otherwise

  • 14 September 2013, from New Buffalo in Berrien County, Michigan
  • 27 October 2013, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
  • 17 August 2014, from New Buffalo in Berrien County, Michigan
  • 13 September 2014, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois; canceled due to lake conditions
  • 14 September 2014, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
  • 5 September 2015, from St. Joseph in Berrien County, Michigan (organized by Michigan Audubon Society)
  • 12 September 2015, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois; canceled due to lake conditions
  • 3 October 2015, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois; canceled due to lake conditions
  • 10 September 2016, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
  • 24 September 2016, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
  • 9 September 2017, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois
  • 30 September 2017, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois; canceled due to lake conditions
  • 22 October 2017, from Burnham Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois; canceled due to lake conditions
  • 7 September 2020, from Belmont Harbor, Chicago in Cook County, Illinois (organized by Nathan Goldberg)
  • 25 October 2020, from Belmont Harbor, Chicago in Cook County Illinois (organized by Nathan Goldberg)

Locations for target species:

The map below shows the locations and dates (year suppressed for easier reading) for target species including phalaropes, jaegers, and interesting gulls such as Sabine's Gull, Little Gull, and California Gull.

 

 


Adult Parasitic Jaeger harassing Ring-billed Gull over Lake Michigan 6.6 miles out from Chicago, 24 Sep 2016.
Photo by Geoff Williamson.


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This page was last updated on 12 September 2021