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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.

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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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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