Even though many birds migrate south for the winter, bird watchers still have plenty to do during the winter.
Michael Berger is the owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, and he's been watching birds for years.
??I've always been interested in birds,?? says Michael Berger, ??and it's mostly because of the intelligence and the personality that I've seen in the birds.??
Some people may have concerns that birds that are fed during the warmer months are left on their own during the winter. Berger says there's no need for concern. Even if the bird is being fed everyday, it's probably only getting about 25 percent of its food from the feeder. So you don't have to worry about the bird too much.
Bird watching really isn't all that complicated. A bird feeder is all you need to really get started, and a good pair of binoculars will really help you see the intricacies of the bird.
After a while, they may even get to know you.
??Hummingbirds will come up, and I have seen this and had a lot of people tell me, they will come up and knock on the window when the hummingbird feeder's empty,?? Berger says.
Really, the only difference between bird watching in the summertime and the wintertime is the types of birds you'll see. Many of the birds that nest here in the summer, such as the hummingbird, will fly further south during the winter season while some birds from Canada will migrate down to the U.P. for the colder months.
Who would have thought something would travel to the U.P. for the warmer weather?