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Vandals Target Treasured Bird Sanctuary

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 [...]

Pollinator Week, A Wrap-Up

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 [...]

Join our Milkweed Planting Workdays!

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, [...]

International Migratory Bird Day, 2016

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 [...]

Meet Michigan Audubon’s New Executive Director, Heather Good

Please Welcome New Executive Director for Michigan Audubon: Heather Good On Behalf of the Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce that as of 1 March 2016, Heather Good will be the new Executive Director of Michigan Audubon. Heather [...]

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Welcome to Year 3 of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz!

Michigan Audubon is blitzing for blackbirds as part of the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz, coordinated by the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group. This is the third and final year for "the Blitz," so we really hope that birders will [...]

Michigan Audubon Acquires 80 Acres of Migratory Bird Habitat

Michigan Audubon expands Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary to protect 978 total acres of bird habitat. Mabelle Isham Shagbark Trails features 11 acres of towering oaks and shagbark hickories. Photo credit Rachelle Roake Michigan Audubon’s Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary in [...]

Annual Fall Migration Sandhill Crane Survey at Michigan Audubon Sanctuaries

Greater Sandhill Cranes at Bernard W. Baker Sanctuary Each fall, the US Fish and Wildlife Service coordinates an annual census of migrating Sandhill Cranes across North America. Michigan Audubon volunteers come together to survey Sandhill Cranes at two important stopover sites - [...]

Michigan Audubon to lead free bird walks on Wednesdays in May at Capital City Bird Sanctuary

Bird Walks in May at Capital City Bird Sanctuary at Hawk Valley Farm Capital City Bird Sanctuary's riverside location is ideal for migrating warblers. Michigan Audubon’s newest sanctuary is located in Delta Township, just northwest of downtown Lansing. [...]