Explore the Lore of Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway


As the 2nd largest recreational activity in the country, interest in birding is growing here in Paul & Babe's stompin' grounds as well. The Spring Bird Migration starts in March/April with ducks, geese, swans and cranes.  The peak occurs during the month of May with many neotropical birds arriving in the area and the last arrivals in June. Some of the better bird watching locations early in the spring are near water, especially rivers as they tend to open up first. As the migration continues, a visit to wooded areas can produce warblers, flycatchers, vireos and thrushes.

The fall migration starts in August with many warblers and shorebirds gathering in small to large groups.  The peak occurs in September for most species, including the area's songbirds.  Most of the birds are gone by the end of November, but Eagles can still be seen occasionally.

New Birding Partnership

What PBSBA created many years ago, a unique printed publication showcasing the recreational attribute of birding along the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, became the very popular Birds of the Byway Birding Tour Guide & Checklist. Get this popular guide at local area Chambers, the Ideal Town Hall, request your own copy to be mailed, or Download and print the color Brochure and plain Checklist.

The great success of the Birds of the Byway Birding Tour Guide & Checklist inspired local bird guide and Byway Member, Judd Brink to create an interactive web site and BirdsoftheByway.com became an exciting new place to record and share bird sightings from around the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway.

 -text credit: Judd Brink, MN Backyard Birds

Thank you to our Members, volunteers and supporters! There are many ways to support Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway:

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Scenic Byway Map

A BIG BUNYAN-SIZED Thank You to Whitefish Area Lodging Association (WALA) for funding the 2015 issue of the popular Tear-Off Map. Pick up a map at any of the 13 kiosks you'll find along Paul's Scenic Byway - also at these locations.

Stay at one of Whitefish Lake's many area lodgings and learn more about (WALA) Whitefish Area Lodging Association.

Thank you to our Members, volunteers and supporters! There are many ways to support Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association.