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

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|

WPBO Gearing Up for Spring Season

We are so pleased to share with you the 2019 Spring field season staff for Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. As one of our objectives with our work at WPBO is education, we select qualified, enthusiastic, experienced candidates who can bring [...]

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Whitefish Point Bird Observatory|

Your First Christmas Bird Count

This post was originally published in November 2017. Information has been updated to reflect the current Christmas Bird Count. by Rachelle Roake, Conservation Science Coordinator This year marks the 119th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), an annual winter census of [...]

December 13th, 2018|Categories: Events|

Take Action to Stop SB 1211, The Wetlands Destruction Act

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans approved a controversial plan to deregulate a large number of smaller Michigan wetlands, streams and inland lakes, championing personal property rights despite environmental concerns. Senate Bill 1211, what’s been called the Wetlands Destruction Act, passed (23-14). This bill is now headed [...]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|