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The Michigan Audubon Blog: all things Michigan birds and conservation. This page includes action alerts, news, and special information, posted by Michigan Audubon  staff.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey Needs YOU!

Diane Huhn

Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS). Since 1965, these volunteers have contributed to one of the most widely used bird monitoring datasets in North America….

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eBird Data Entry During the Great Backyard Bird Count

Diane Huhn

Caleb Putnam, Michigan Bird Conservation Coordinator for Audubon Great Lakes and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and member of Team eBird Michigan, provides the following excellent information regarding eBird data entry during the Great Backyard Bird Count. This year the Great…

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Jack Pine Warbler Cover Photo Contest

Diane Huhn

Over the years, the Jack Pine Warbler has featured the work of a host of amazing photographers from across the Great Lakes and abroad. Michigan Audubon is committed to continuing this tradition of photographic excellence, and we are on the…

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Michigan Audubon and Sea Grant Michigan Host Birding Trails Workshop

Diane Huhn

Friday, February 24, 2017 9:30 AM-3:00 PM  Location: Boardman River Nature Center, Traverse City, MI Communities across Michigan are recognizing birding as an economic driver. The US Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that wildlife-watching generates a billion dollars of economic activity…

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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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2016 Nest Watch Report

Diane Huhn

This year marked the second year of the Capital City Bird Sanctuary nest box trail and the inaugural year for nest boxes at Baker Sanctuary. This is the 4th year of nest box monitoring for Haehnle Sanctuary. Overall, nest success…

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Your First Christmas Bird Count

Diane Huhn

by Rachelle Roake, Conservation Science Coordinator This year marks the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), an annual winter census of birds across the Western hemisphere. This survey is one of the two largest long-term data sets used to estimate…

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Michigan Audubon Used Book and Holiday Sale

Diane Huhn

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite bird enthusiast? Been eyeing that special guidebook to snuggle up with by the fire this holiday season? Love searching for an incredible used book bargain? Join us for the Michigan Audubon Used…

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Registration for Winter UP Birding Tours Opens November 11th

Diane Huhn

Winter is a great time to dust off your scope and grab your binoculars. Join Michigan Audubon and our skilled guides for birding tours of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Tours will be offered on January 21-22, 2017 and February 11-12,…

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For the Birds T-Shirt Contest Winner Announced

Diane Huhn

Congratulations to Rachel Sperber, winner of Michigan Audubon’s For the Birds t-shirt design contest. Rachel has been interested in birds her entire life. “Anecdotally, my mother claims that when I was very young she used to play a card matching game…

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