Wildlife of Big Whitefish Lake

Whether it’s the early morning sound of the loon echoing over the lake, the majestic spread of the eagle’s wings soaring overhead, the fight of a fish on the line, the quick push of the net chasing a turtle or sighting a deer at dusk, the wildlife that makes its home at Big Whitefish Lake is a intricate part of the special quality of BWL.

As a community our continued awareness of the importance of respecting the environment needed to support our wildlife is vital to their health and welfare.

Click on the photos below to learn a bit more about each of these species.


Bald Eagle Turtles (Photo of Painted Turtle)
Bald Eagle Turtles (Photo of Painted Turtle)
Michigan Fish Common Loon
Michigan Fish (Photo of Crappies) Common Loon