Category Archive for "Michigan Audubon"

Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Integrates 21st Century Technology

PARADISE, Mich. –  Each spring for nearly 40 years, hawk and water bird counters have perched themselves at wooden shacks overlooking Whitefish Point near Paradise, Mich., in the Upper Peninsula. For eight hours each day, in all but the most…

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In Memoriam: Dr. William L. Thompson, Former Michigan Audubon President

Diane Huhn

On November 27th, Dr. William L. Thompson, Wayne State University Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, and former President of the Michigan Audubon Society and Editor of the Jack Pine Warbler, passed away at home in Livonia, MI. William Lay Thompson…

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Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

Rachelle Roake

Celebrating 100 years of international migratory bird conservation! The signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty on August 16, 1916 marked the beginning of a unified, international effort to manage and conserve migratory birds across the U.S. and Canada. The Migratory Bird…

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Pollinator Week, A Wrap-Up

Kristin Phillips

Celebrating our Partners in Pollination for Pollinator Week This week, we celebrated National Pollinator Week. Initially designated in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior to raise awareness of declining pollinator populations. We shared…

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International Migratory Bird Day, 2016

Kristin Phillips

Migratory Bird Day, May 14, 2016 by Conservation Science Coordinator Rachelle Roake Tanagers, orioles, thrushes, flycatchers, warblers—the air is full of migrants and birdsong. To celebrate the return of these and other transcontinental migrants, this Saturday, May 14, 2016 is…

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Meet Michigan Audubon’s New Executive Director, Heather Good

Kristin Phillips

Please Welcome New Executive Director for Michigan Audubon: Heather Good On Behalf of the Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce that as of 1 March 2016, Heather Good will be the new Executive Director of Michigan Audubon. Heather…

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Welcome to Year 3 of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz!

Rachelle Roake

Michigan Audubon is blitzing for blackbirds as part of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz, coordinated by the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group. This is the third and final year for “the Blitz,” so we really hope that birders will…

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Michigan Audubon Acquires 80 Acres of Migratory Bird Habitat

Rachelle Roake

Michigan Audubon expands Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary to protect 978 total acres of bird habitat. Michigan Audubon’s Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary in Calhoun County, Michigan recently received an additional 80 acres of protected lands thanks to collaboration with The Conservation Fund…

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Annual Fall Migration Sandhill Crane Survey at Michigan Audubon Sanctuaries

Rachelle Roake

Greater Sandhill Cranes at Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary Each fall, the US Fish and Wildlife Service coordinates an annual census of migrating Sandhill Cranes across North America. Michigan Audubon volunteers come together to survey Sandhill Cranes at two important stopover sites –…

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Saving Bogus Lake Fen – Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

Rachelle Roake

The Stewardship Committee at Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary had a problem – a problem 45 acres in size, in the shape of a doughnut. Unfortunately, this is not an actual 45-acre doughnut but instead a glossy buckthorn infestation of epic…

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