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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.

In Memoriam: Dr. William L. Thompson, Former Michigan Audubon President

Diane Huhn

On November 27th, Dr. William L. Thompson, Wayne State University Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, and former President of the Michigan Audubon Society and Editor of the Jack Pine Warbler, passed away at home in Livonia, MI. William Lay Thompson…

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2016 Nest Watch Report

Diane Huhn

This year marked the second year of the Capital City Bird Sanctuary nest box trail and the inaugural year for nest boxes at Baker Sanctuary. This is the 4th year of nest box monitoring for Haehnle Sanctuary. Overall, nest success…

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Michigan Audubon Used Book and Holiday Sale

Diane Huhn

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite bird enthusiast? Been eyeing that special guidebook to snuggle up with by the fire this holiday season? Love searching for an incredible used book bargain? Join us for the Michigan Audubon Used…

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Registration for Winter UP Birding Tours Opens November 11th

Diane Huhn

Winter is a great time to dust off your scope and grab your binoculars. Join Michigan Audubon and our skilled guides for birding tours of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Tours will be offered on January 21-22, 2017 and February 11-12,…

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For the Birds T-Shirt Contest Winner Announced

Diane Huhn

Congratulations to Rachel Sperber, winner of Michigan Audubon’s For the Birds t-shirt design contest. Rachel has been interested in birds her entire life. “Anecdotally, my mother claims that when I was very young she used to play a card matching game…

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Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

Rachelle Roake

Celebrating 100 years of international migratory bird conservation! The signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty on August 16, 1916 marked the beginning of a unified, international effort to manage and conserve migratory birds across the U.S. and Canada. The Migratory Bird…

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Vandals Target Treasured Bird Sanctuary

Rachelle Roake

Recent damage to Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary ignites support from the birding community Over the past several weeks, Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary has seen a rash of vandalism. These senseless acts damaged not only the handmade kiosk, signs, and new…

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Pollinator Week, A Wrap-Up

Kristin Phillips

Celebrating our Partners in Pollination for Pollinator Week This week, we celebrated National Pollinator Week. Initially designated in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior to raise awareness of declining pollinator populations. We shared…

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Join our Milkweed Planting Workdays!

Kristin Phillips

Volunteers Needed to Support Monarch Butterflies In response to continent-wide declines of monarch butterfly populations, Michigan Audubon is working to support monarchs and other pollinators on two local sanctuaries. Monarch Watch, a nonprofit focused on monarch butterfly education and conservation,…

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International Migratory Bird Day, 2016

Kristin Phillips

Migratory Bird Day, May 14, 2016 by Conservation Science Coordinator Rachelle Roake Tanagers, orioles, thrushes, flycatchers, warblers—the air is full of migrants and birdsong. To celebrate the return of these and other transcontinental migrants, this Saturday, May 14, 2016 is…

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