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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.

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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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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