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Press Release: Michigan Audubon, state’s oldest conservation organization, opposes proposal to hunt Sandhill Cranes

Diane Huhn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Diane Huhn, Communications & Marketing Coordinator 517-580-7364 / dhuhn@michiganaudubon.org Michigan Audubon, state’s oldest conservation organization, opposes proposal to hunt Sandhill Cranes Lansing, MI (October 20, 2017)  –  Michigan Audubon, state’s oldest conservation organization, opposes proposal to hunt…

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URGENT: YOUR CALLS ARE NEEDED TODAY TO PROTECT MICHIGAN’S SANDHILL CRANES

Diane Huhn

  The Michigan House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on October 4, 2017, regarding HR 154. This resolution, sponsored by State Representative James Lower, seeks to encourage the Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species…

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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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Red Knots & Horseshoe Crabs: A Talk by Author Deborah Cramer, August 1

Diane Huhn

Red knots, flying between Tierra del Fuego and their Arctic nesting grounds each year, take the measure of a shoreline running the length of two continents. Its flight coincides with a different migration – that of the familiar horseshoe crab….

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Sunset Coast Birding Trail To Be Dedicated June 10 in Charlevoix

Diane Huhn

The public is invited to the official opening of the Michigan Sunset Coast Birding Trail, on Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at the Charlevoix Township Hall, 12491 Waller Rd, Charlevoix. There will be a brief presentation, introduction of the team…

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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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Tawas Point Birding Festival Spotlights Bird-friendly Community Initiatives

Diane Huhn

Join us on Saturday, May 20 at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort for a buffet dinner, cash bar, and this year’s featured speaker. Essential elements of a bird-friendly community by Joanna Eckles Birds need food, water, shelter, and safety to…

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Seeking Volunteer Purple Martin Landlords in Lansing Region

Diane Huhn

Michigan Audubon’s Purple Martin conservation efforts focus on outreach, education, on-the-ground conservation, and research to increase awareness for Purple Martins and slow or reverse the population declines they have experienced across the state. While the global population is stable, Michigan’s…

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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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