Those of us who enjoy watching or photographing our feathered friends will find an abundance of varieties in the Lewiston, Michigan area. Chickadees, Nuthatches, and several types of woodpeckers - the Downy and the Red-headed for example -frequent the local residents' feeders. Songbirds such as the Baltimore Oriole and the Ruby Throated Grosbeak are also common in the woods around homes and lakes, as are numerous varieties of wrens. And on a warm summer night you might hear the Whip-poor-will. Mushroom hunters and hikers may come upon the Scarlet Tanager, the Pileated Woodpecker, and several varieties of Owls, birds that are reluctant to be in busy residential areas. Canoers and fishermen are likely to see river feeders such as the Osprey, the Cedar Waxing feeding on the mayflies above the river, or the Great Blue Heron, stealthily watching for prey. In late fall migrating ducks can be found on East and West Twin Lakes - Mergansers and Buffleheads come in large flocks and rest for a few days before continuing their migration south. Loons and Eagles can be seen most of the year on and around the lakes, There is a large population of Turkeys in the area, and more common birds such as Blue Jays, Blackbirds, Hawks, and Robins are prevalent. So grab your binoculars and camera and head to Lewiston.