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

How to Safely Feed Birds During Baiting and Feeding Bans

Molly Keenan

In 2018, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources banned the baiting and feeding of deer in numerous counties to help slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. On January 31, 2019, the MDNR expanded the ban to include the entire…

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WPBO Gearing Up for Spring Season

Molly Keenan

By Heather Good, Executive Director 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,…

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Your First Christmas Bird Count

Molly Keenan

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…

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Take Action to Stop SB 1211, The Wetlands Destruction Act

Molly Keenan

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…

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Young Birder Pays it Forward

Roughly two months after our first Great Lakes Young Birders Camp, I received an email from Natalie White, one of our campers, inquiring about ways to donate money to Michigan Audubon. Her inspiration, “So kids like me who love birds can…

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Michigan Audubon Property Rules and Hunting Policy

Molly Keenan

With some hunting seasons already in full swing and requests to hunt on Michigan Audubon properties coming in, we would like to share our policy regarding such. To summarize, we do not allow hunting on our properties unless there is…

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Dedication of Peter and Gwyneth Schroeder Tract at Haehnle Sanctuary

Molly Keenan

Through your bountiful donations, growth at our Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary was made possible this year with the acquisition of a 25-acre parcel of land. The area which consists of former cropland, wetlands, and lake bottom, will further expand the…

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Motus Tower Dedication in Memory of Linda Jo Klemens

WPBO Motus Tower Dedicated in Memory of Linda Jo Klemens By Heather Good, Michigan Audubon Executive Director When I was first approached by the Thunder Bay Audubon Society’s board about offering a donation in memory of their devoted, long-time president,…

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A Swift Night Out Success

Molly Keenan

A group of people gathering in a parking lot at dusk in the middle of a city may be an odd sight to some. Further inspection showing that a few are donning binoculars can only spark more curiosity from onlookers….

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24th Annual CraneFest Celebrates Sandhill Crane Migration

Molly Keenan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Molly Keenan Communications & Marketing Coordinator mkeenan@michiganaudubon.org 517-580-7364 24th Annual CraneFest Celebrates Sandhill Crane Migration Art, food, animals and more featured at event BELLEVUE, MI – Grab a chair or blanket and settle in…

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