Category Archive for "Michigan Audubon"

Registration Open for Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting

Diane Huhn

We know you care deeply about birds and their habitat so why not join us and other conservation-minded individuals on April 14, 2018, at the Michigan Audubon Annual Member Meeting for a chance to share ideas with one another and…

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Michigan Audubon partners with local groups to bolster bird-friendly communities in the Greater Lansing area

Diane Huhn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lansing, Mich. (February 1, 2018) — As the populations of many bird species throughout Michigan continue to dwindle, Michigan Audubon is enlisting the help of numerous groups throughout the greater Lansing region to improve the outlook for…

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Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal for Mourning Dove Hunt

Diane Huhn

Michigan Audubon has strongly supported Michigan’s protection of the Mourning Dove as a songbird since its inception. The ban started in 1905, just one year after Michigan Audubon — the state’s oldest conservation organization — was formed. The last time…

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Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal of Sandhill Crane Hunt

Diane Huhn

A hundred years ago, the Sandhill Crane population in Michigan hit an all-time low — they were hunted nearly to extinction and suffered greatly from the loss of suitable wetland habitat throughout the state. Due in large part to the…

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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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