Important Bird Areas

Austin Lake & Upjohn Pond

Michigan

Inland lake; mixed ownership.

Ornithological Summary

Concentration of Ring-necked Ducks during fall migration. Inland lake with hunting prohibited.

Conservation Issues

Excessive disturbance of birds, recreational development/overuse, and pollution.

Ownership

Upjohn Pond is owned by Pfizer Corporation. Austin Lake is publicly owned.

Habitat

Lakes and urban/suburban.

Land Use

Recreation/tourism and urban/industrial/utility.