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

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce the Delisting of the Kirtland’s Warbler

The Kirtland’s Warbler isn’t the official bird of the state of Michigan, but in the hearts and minds of many state residents, it most certainly is. Once living on the brink of extinction, the Kirtland’s Warbler tells a tremendous story of conservation [...]

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Kirtland's Warbler|Tags: , |

UPDATE 10.3.19 — Action Alert: Aerial Pesticide Application

Thank you to all who have spoken out and opted out of aerial pesticide application in response to the state's actions! The fight is not over, however, and we need you to continue voicing your opposition as the spraying continues. [...]

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: PSA|Tags: , , |

Take Action Against Aerial Pesticide Application in Michigan

Michigan Audubon is opposed to the aerial application of pesticides in response to EEE in the state of Michigan because of the damaging effects this pesticide has on the ecosystem, including native bees and pollinators, migratory and resident birds, wildlife, [...]

September 30th, 2019|Categories: Press Release, PSA|Tags: , , |

25th Annual CraneFest Celebrates Sandhill Crane Migration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Molly Keenan Communications & Marketing Coordinator 517-580-7364  25th Annual CraneFest Celebrates Sandhill Crane Migration Art, food, animals and more featured at event BELLEVUE, MI — Grab a chair or blanket and settle in next [...]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Press Release, Signature Events|Tags: , , |

Celebrate Vultures This Saturday!

Turkey Vulture © Alexander Ghanayem It’s time to get out there and celebrate some of nature’s coolest birds on Saturday, Sept. 7, for International Vulture Awareness Day!  Vultures don’t always get the best rap. They aren’t exactly cuddly-looking [...]

September 5th, 2019|Categories: Educational Events, Events|Tags: |

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|