The NEW Michigan Audubon Store is now open, just in time for the holidays! The store specializes in birding and nature related books with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region, we carry field guides, natural history books, outdoor activity guides, children's storybooks & activities, environmental education guides, and an assortment of gifts. Members receive a 10% discount on store purchases!
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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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The Short-eared Owl is listed as a vulnerable species worldwide and somewhat common in North America, South America, Eurasia and many oceanic islands. However, in Michigan it is listed as an endangered species, having been observed in less than a dozen counties state-wide within the last three decades. The Short-eared Owl has been showing a steady decline in numbers for the past several years in most of its range.
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Michigan is home to the largest of six subspecies of Sandhill Crane which stand up to 4 feet tall with a 7-foot wingspan. Cranes, one of the last migrating birds to leave Michigan each year and one of the first to return, gather at two Michigan Audubon sanctuaries, Baker Sanctuary in Calhoun County and Haehnle Sanctuary in Jackson County. Both are staging areas where cranes can be viewed each fall as they prepare for their annual migration to Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.
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The Cerulean Warbler was once one of the most abundant breeding warblers in the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys; now it is one of North America’s fastest declining songbirds. Since 1966, the Cerulean Warbler population has decreased by almost 70 percent.
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Senator Carl Levin formally acknowledges BIRD WATCHING as a major economic driver for the Great Lakes, alongside fishing and hunting. Read more about the Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act of 2013.