Wind Point Lighthouse, Wind Point and Shoop Park
This rocky point north of the city juts into Lake Michigan. It’s an excellent place to observe many unusual birds at virtually any time of the year. During storms, the Point’s ravines and wooded areas shelter warblers, sparrows, thrushes and many other songbirds. Red-throated Loons, Whimbrels and Greater Black-backed, Sabine’s and Franklin’s Gulls feed along the lakeshore. You can also enjoy the view from the historic lighthouse, and be sure to drive the road around the park for interesting wildlife.
Directions: North of the city, travel Cty G (Four Mile Road) east until road turns sharply right and becomes Lighthouse Drive which takes you to the lighthouse and Shoop Park.
Gazetteer: Page 31, B-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 95, B-8 (10th edition).
Signature species: Varied Thrush, Orchard Oriole, and Great-crested Flycatcher.
Rare Species: Red-necked Grebe, American Avocet, and Bell’s Vireo.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Racine.