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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.

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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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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