Shalda Creek is a small stream that flows into Good Harbor Bay in between Glen Arbor and Leland. The creek crosses Co. Rd. 669 just south of the bay and then again along Lake Michigan Drive. These crossings provide good riparian bird density and even some boreal/spruce forest habitat. This area seems to attract a great variety of warblers including the Canada Warbler. This Golden-winged Warbler was spotted yesterday but could not be located by one birder as of this morning. The crossing on Lake Michigan Drive has a unimproved trail that follows the west side of the creek and this trail provides ready access to the twists and turns of the creek and migrating salmon and steelhead. Occasionally, the river mouth at Lake Michigan offers shorebird and waterfowl sightings and a resident Bald Eagle regularly fishes the river mouth. The white pine studded beaches at Good Harbor Bay are also home to the Prairie Warbler and this area annually represents one of the best chances to see this bird in Michigan. Birding aside, the trip to see this unique environment is truly worth the time and effort.