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

Support Birds and their Habitats in Michigan on #GivingTuesday

Dear friend of birds, I want to take a moment to tell you that I am so thankful for people like you who recognize what a critical time this is for the environment — for birds, their habitats, and wildlife [...]

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

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 120th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), an annual winter census of [...]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Ways to Support Michigan Audubon While Shopping This Season

Whether you want to buy Michigan Audubon materials or simply support bird conservation through other purchases, we have options for you this holiday season! Michigan Audubon Online Store We have updated the Michigan Audubon online store to be more functional [...]

Press Release: Kirtland’s Warbler Removed from Endangered Species List after 52 Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2019 Media Contact: Molly Keenan Communications & Marketing Coordinator 517-580-7364 Kirtland’s Warbler Removed from Endangered Species List after 52 Years OKEMOS, MI – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in October 2019 that [...]

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Kirtland's Warbler, Press Release, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]