As we transition from fall migration to winter birding, please keep Michigan Audubon in mind. We offer a range of birding and gift-giving opportunities this time of year. From bird sanctuaries and guided tours, to gift memberships and the latest nature book titles--we have something for everyone!
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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We are nearing peak time to view staging Sandhill Cranes in the southern Lower Peninsula. The Michigan Audubon-owned Haehnle and Baker bird sanctuaries are host sites for thousands of cranes each fall. Click on the headline to learn more about opportunities to view cranes as they prepare for their journeys south.
This spring, volunteers at Capital City Bird Sanctuary logged 146 hours working to improve habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and people! Volunteers did an outstanding job removing over 1,000 pounds of invasive plant species at Capital City Bird Sanctuary. One school group and seven independent volunteers battled the two biggest spring invasives: garlic mustard and dame’s rocket.
The 2014 Cerulean Warbler Weekend, a birding festival hosted by Michigan Audubon in Barry County, Michigan, featured 126 species of birds and was attend by 92 birders. The annual event takes place at Michigan Audubon’s Otis Farm Bird Sanctuary and participants are led to sites throughout Barry County, including the Barry State Game Area managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Michigan Audubon was recently awarded a $9,000 grant from the Capital Region Community Foundation to support improvements to the Capital City Bird Sanctuary at Hawk Valley Farm, located in Delta Township. The grant will help procurement of resources to improve the sanctuary, including the addition of interpretive signage and development of trails.