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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.

US Fish and Wildlife Service and Partners Celebrate Remarkable Conservation Victory

Diane Huhn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Contact: Georgia Parham, 812-334-4261 x 203, Georgia_Parham@fws.gov US Fish and Wildlife Service and partners celebrate remarkable conservation victory as once critically imperiled songbird declared saved from threat of extinction Kirtland’s warbler singing. Photo by Joel…

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Michigan Audubon Partners with Whole Foods Market for “One Dime at a Time” Program

Diane Huhn

We are pleased to announce that from April 1 through June 30, 2018, Michigan Audubon will be the recipient of the One Dime at a Time program at Whole Foods Market in Ingham, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties. At participating Whole…

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Wege Speaker Series Presents Dr. J. Drew Lanham: On Being a Rare Bird

Diane Huhn

The Wege Foundation will host the 22nd Wege Speaker Series on Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. This year’s speaker is Dr. J. Drew Lanham, ornithologist, conservationist and distinguished professor at Clemson University. Dr….

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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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Sandhill Crane Game Species Designation Update

Diane Huhn

The future of Sandhill Crane protections in Michigan is still unknown. Following the approval of House Resolution 0154 in October, the legislature and Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has not taken any further action on the issue. House Resolution 0154 encouraged…

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Registration open for Ornithology: An In-depth Study of Birds

Diane Huhn

ORNITHOLOGY: AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF BIRDS  is a great course for novice and intermediate birders alike. It is also a wonderful place for photographers to learn more about their subjects.   The original class has been “streamlined” but it still…

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Great Lakes Young Birders Camp to Engage Youth in Bird Conservation

Diane Huhn

  By Lindsay Cain In an effort to connect young people with the diverse bird communities of the Great Lakes Region, Michigan Audubon, in partnership with Alma College, Chippewa Nature Center, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be holding…

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Your First Christmas Bird Count

Diane Huhn

by Rachelle Roake, Conservation Science Coordinator This year marks the 118th 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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Registration now open for 2018 UP Winter Birding Trips

Diane Huhn

Are you anxious to see a Gray Jay? Hoping to check the Northern Hawk Owl off your list? Then join Michigan Audubon and our skilled birding guide on a birding tour of the Eastern Upper Peninsula on January 20-21, 2018…

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