THE BEST BIRDING EXPERIENCE IN SW MICHIGAN

Birders and researchers recognize Barry County as Michigan’s top spot for observing the Cerulean Warbler. Each year hundreds of people from across the US come to see the Cerulean Warbler and many other species including the Henslow's Sparrow, Acadia and Willow Flycatchers! Join us for the an awe-inspiring birding weekend!

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2014 Cerulean Warbler Weekend

The "JPW" Member Magazine

Jack Pine Warbler - Member Magazine

Michigan Audubon members receive 6 issues of the Jack Pine Warbler member magazine. The publication features stories on the people and projects that make the Great Lakes State a great place for birds. In addition, the "JPW" includes an event calendar for bird-related activities throughout Michigan. The content changes slightly year to year, featuring some of the best photographers our state has to offer.

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News and Events

  • Sandhill Cranes return to Michigan

    We have received many reports and even witnessed them ourselves--the Sandhill Cranes are returning! Cranes are early migrants arriving as early as January, depending on the weather conditions and food supply. They cover 200-300 miles a day during migration at 25-30 MPH.

  • National survey: Birdwatchers now outnumber hunters and fishers in Michigan

    Birding is currently the second fastest growing hobby in the United States after gardening, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In 2011, there were 47 million birdwatchers (birders) ages 16 or older in the United States, making up roughly 20 percent of the nation’s population. Birders spent an estimated $41 billion on trip related expenditures and equipment, added $107 billion dollars to the economy, supported 666,000 jobs and generated $6 billion in State tax revenue and $7 billion in Federal tax revenue.

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  • Kick-off Crane Conservation in 2014

    Michigan Audubon will be celebrating the Sandhill Crane in 2014 with a year-long campaign to raise awareness for the state's largest and oldest species of bird. Sandhill Cranes will continue to benefit from the availability of high quality stopover, nesting, and fall staging habitat at the Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary (Calhoun County) and the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Bird Sanctuary (Jackson County).

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  • Common Grackle may no longer be Common

    Prior to European settlement the Common Grackle was likely not common. It wasn’t until settlers started clearing land for agricultural uses that the species start expanding, and rapidly. By 1974, the species global population had reached 190 million individuals (National Audubon).

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