Tag Archives: Michigan Audubon Society

Birds aplenty at annual bird watching festivals

By Howard Meyerson It is getting to be that time of year when migratory birds return to Michigan in abundance, a period when fields, forests and meadows are thawing, when early spring plants begin to show, and when breeding birds, … Continue reading

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Nongame Wildlife: State effort to be revised and focused

By Howard Meyerson One of Michigan’s more important wildlife initiatives, Michigan’s Nongame Wildlife Program, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. It was a quiet celebration by all accounts, a contrast to its early years when the Michigan Department of Natural … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Risks for Michigan birds

By Howard Meyerson While global climate change reports often focus on iconic creatures like polar bears and penguins, species that would be in jeopardy if the polar ice cap melts, Michigan and Great Lakes scientists are looking to understand what … Continue reading

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CraneFest – Conserving our Sandhill Cranes!

Here is a short, new video from Michigan Audubon Society about their signature event: CraneFest. Check it out. The event celebrates the growth of the sandhill crane population in Michigan, a significant conservation success. The festival is held every October … Continue reading

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Scott Hickman: Man about Alger County

By Howard Meyerson Scott Hickman admits to being a rare bird enthusiast, someone who enjoys looking for the unusual find. Rare, of course, is a relative term. For the 62-year-old retired college biology professor and member of Laughing Whitefish Audubon … Continue reading

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Kirtland’s Warbler makes a comeback, but what’s ahead?

By Howard Meyerson I love a good conservation success story and Michigan has several: Wolves are returning; bald eagles are plentiful; wild turkeys are everywhere; and elk are just fine. But, none warms my heart so much as the Kirtland’s … Continue reading

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Making Life Better for Birds: Peg and Tom Comfort

By Howard Meyerson Tom and Peg Comfort have a lot in common: an appreciation of natural places, a love of Torch Lake where they make their home and a strong dedication to making life better for birds, loons and bluebirds … Continue reading

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Coffee, Conservation and Urban Birds: Meet Julie Craves

By Howard Meyerson DEARBORN – Julie Craves is picky about her coffee, about its taste and where it’s grown. Given a choice, she’ll take light roast over dark, but only one choice exists when it comes to sun-grown or shade. … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Top Birder: Adam Byrne

By Howard Meyerson Adam Byrne has ruffled a few feathers over the years. The 42 year old secretary for the Michigan Bird Records Committee has had to say ‘No’ to more than one birder submitting a sighting to the committee … Continue reading

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Wildlife Salvage Permits to go to Wind Turbine Operators

By Howard Meyerson Lansing, MI – Michigan wind farm operators looking to assess the wildlife impacts of their operations by collecting the carcasses of birds and bats killed or injured by wind turbines can now get a state wildlife salvage … Continue reading

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