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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Gerard Santoro



April 26, 2022

National Audubon Day marked with launch of The St. Clair-Macomb Birding Trail website

St. Clair and Macomb counties are excited to announce The St. Clair - Macomb Birding Trail website,, is now live.

In 2020, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) grant awarded the two counties a grant to develop a website and paper map of more than 40 birding locations. St. Clair and Macomb counties are home to a wide variety of resident and migrating birds thanks to a diverse habitat and access to both large and small bodies of water. The area also sits below multiple migratory routes, and the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways, providing birders with chances to observe different birds at different times of the year.

“We’re thrilled that birders who live in and visit St. Clair and Macomb counties will have this comprehensive resource available to maximize their viewing opportunities,” said Gerard Santoro, program director for Macomb County’s Parks and Natural Resources. “The collaboration between the two counties has been exciting and fruitful.”

“The St. Clair-Macomb Birding Trail is yet another outstanding recreational asset and economic driver along Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River corridor, enhancing our quality of life and providing great birding opportunities for residents and visitors alike,” said Dave Struck, planning director and deputy county administrator for St. Clair County.


Paper maps are currently available at the Metropolitan Planning Commission office in Port Huron and Macomb County Administration building in Mount Clemens, with additional locations throughout the county later this summer. Check the website for a listing of current spots.



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