Depending on conditions, the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch operates on one of two sites near Mackinaw City, MI that are about a mile apart from each other. They are both directly off of W. Central Avenue. The below map shows the two sites in relation to each other in Mackinaw City. Click for a larger version.
The site that is used most often early in the spring is behind the Mackinaw City Recreation Complex. You can find it on the following google map.
The secondary site is a gravel pit/field about 1 mile west of the Recreation Complex on the south side if Central Ave. Look for a Hawk Watch sign near the location to turn off west Central Ave.
Each day a sign will be posted to direct visitors to the correct site, so look for the below sign for the exact location.
Once there, you should be able to find our counter, Kevin Georg (photo below), who will be happy to answer your questions or have a friendly conversation – when he is not busy counting birds.
We hope to see you out counting!