Tag Archives: Kirtland’s warbler

Birding trails and festivals abound for Michigan bird-watchers

By Howard Meyerson Peggy Ridgway is no laggard when it comes to organizing bird-watching events. The 73-year-old retired Oscoda school teacher founded the Tawas Point Birding Festival that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The popular Lake Huron shoreline event, … Continue reading

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Endangered Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery: What Now?

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s endangered Kirtland’s Warbler appears to be well down the road to recovery. More than 2,000 singing males were reported in Michigan’s 2013 Kirtland’s Warbler census. That was the second consecutive year that the population was double … 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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Singing Praise: Kirtland’s Warbler reaches new highs

Michigan’s Kirtland’s Warbler population has reached an all-time high, according to Dan Kennedy, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources endangered species coordinator. “We are witnessing a conservation success story,” Kennedy said. The agency recently released the results of its annual … Continue reading

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Birding Festivals: Kirtland’s warbler Bahamas connection a highlight at Tawas Point

By Howard Meyerson Dave Ewert isn’t the first to say that the recovery of Michigan’s Kirtland’s warblers has been phenomenal or that 2011 was a record year for the endangered bird. That’s when state and federal biologists, researchers and volunteers … Continue reading

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