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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. [...]

Michigan Audubon is Blitzing for declining Rusty Blackbirds

Rusty Blackbird Blitz Contest Rusty Blackbirds, or “Rusties,” have endured a population decline more severe than that of any other once-common landbird. Michigan is an important migratory stopover for Rusties during their northward, Canada-bound journey in the spring, but scientists [...]

2015 Election of Directors

Michigan Audubon members will receive a post card ballot during the month of February. Members' deadline for submitting votes is February 28. The following paragraphs provide background information on each candidate. Dr. Alec Lindsay Dr. Lindsay has served as Board [...]

February 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Gov. Snyder Stands up for Biodiversity

On January 14, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder took a stand for conservation and good science by vetoing Senate Bill 78, which would have blocked state agencies from designating land to protect biodiversity. Michigan Audubon's position statement From 2013, when Senate [...]

January 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|