Michigan Audubon has served as a major sponsor for both the first and second editions of the Michigan Breeding Birds Atlas (MBBA).
In the 1980s, volunteers surveyed the entire state in a massive effort to record and map in an atlas the birds which breed in Michigan. This information has proved invaluable to scientists and natural resource managers, but there are indications that bird distribution and abundance has changed since this atlas was created.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center coordinated the fieldwork and data collection between 2002 and 2008 that created the second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas. This volume pulls together the work of over 800 volunteers, writers and photographers who contributed to the project by making observations and confirming species throughout Michigan. Nearly 250 species are covered in MBBA II.
Both MBBA and MBBA II are now available online for your perusal.