The Michigan Audubon Blog: all things Michigan birds and conservation. This page includes action alerts, news, and special information, posted by Michigan Audubon  staff.

Remembering Hugh Zernickow

Audubon and cranes lost a good friend Aug. 6 when Hubert Peter Zernickow passed away at age 97. After many years of good health, he fell requiring a hip replacement and then suffered a series of setbacks before being transferred [...]

Have you bought your Duck Stamp yet?

The new Federal Duck Stamp art: Wood Duck and decoy by Scot Storm. It’s time to open your pocketbooks and purchase the new 2019-2020 Federal Duck Stamp to support conservation! The new stamp, featuring artwork that depicts a [...]

July 17th, 2019|Categories: Conservation Commitments|Tags: , |

Josh Haas Captures Contest with Photo of Canada Warbler

We are excited to announce that our 2019 Jack Pine Warbler Cover Photo Contest winner is Josh Haas with Canada Warbler on Hoary Puccoon photographed at Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan.  Josh is the president of Battle Creek [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Michigan Audubon, Photography|Tags: |

Volunteer Achievement Awards Presented at Spring Fling

2018 was the first year we began acknowledging two individuals at Spring Fling whose exemplary volunteer service had been long-standing, influential, and supportive of Michigan Audubon’s mission of connecting birds and people for the benefit of both through conservation, [...]

July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kirtland’s Warbler Tours Start May 27

It is a special experience seeing a rare bird, one that you will never forget, and we are lucky enough in Michigan to have an unofficial mascot for an event such as that — the Kirtland's Warbler. Many Michigan [...]

May 24th, 2019|Categories: Kirtland's Warbler, Michigan Audubon Tours|Tags: |

The Jack Pine Warbler Cover Photo Contest is Back for 2019!

Over the years, the Jack Pine Warbler, Michigan Audubon's quarterly membership magazine, 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 [...]

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Michigan Audubon|Tags: , |

UPDATED — URGENT: Senate Natural Resources Committee to Meet on Wednesday, April 24

SENATE COMMITTEE UPDATE: The Michigan Senate Natural Resources Committee voted to pass Senate Resolution 30 —to urge the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to begin the process of designating Sandhill Crane as a game species in Michigan. SR30 will be heading [...]

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Michigan Audubon, Sandhill Crane Conservation|Tags: |

Michigan Audubon Opposes SR30 and HR61 — Proposals to Designate the Sandhill Cranes as a Game Species in Michigan

Senate Resolution 30, introduced by Sen. Dale Zorn (R-Ida) on April 9, 2019, and House Resolution 61, introduced by Rep. James Lower (R-Cedar Lake) on April 10, 2019, encourage the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill Cranes to [...]

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Michigan Audubon, Sandhill Crane Conservation|Tags: , |

How to Safely Feed Birds During Deer Baiting and Feeding Bans

In 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources banned the baiting and feeding of deer in numerous counties Hopper style feeder to help slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. On January 31, 2019, the MDNR expanded the [...]

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Michigan Audubon|