MI Birds

MI Birds aims to deepen Michiganders engagement in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and local communities.

Black Tern. Photo: Mark Stensaas/Audubon Photography Awards

MI Birds is a public outreach and education program created by Audubon Great Lakes and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Birders and hunters share similar conservation values, but rarely cross paths. MI Birds aims to bridge the divide, and increase and deepen the number of Michiganders engaged in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and communities.

MI Birds leads immersive public bird walks across the state, gives public talks on bird conservation in MI, engages Michiganders in stewardship activities and community science projects, and works with partner organizations to expand our reach, pool our resources, and share our collective conservation success stories on our public lands.

See below for our latest blog posts! To learn more about our upcoming events and field trips, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email us directly at mibirds@audubon.org! If you would prefer to receive period emails about upcoming MI Birds events near you, sign-up for our quarterly email updates, here.  We hope to see you in the field! Bird on, Michigan! 

MI Birds News

Michigan’s Bird-Friendly Communities
MI Birds

Michigan’s Bird-Friendly Communities

You can help birds in your own backyard!

Adopt-A-Nest: Osprey monitoring program
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Adopt-A-Nest: Osprey monitoring program

Volunteers needed across the Lower Peninsula!

Community Science in Michigan
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Community Science in Michigan

See what's happening and how you can get involved!

Are you missing the outdoors?
MI Birds

Are you missing the outdoors?

Another round of winter bird counts is on the horizon!

It's Time to Enjoy Your Bird Feeders
MI Birds

It's Time to Enjoy Your Bird Feeders

With a few extras to keep in mind!

Are You Getting Antsy in this Cold Weather?
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Are You Getting Antsy in this Cold Weather?

Help MI Birds partners count birds this winter!

Meet Erin Rowan, MI Birds Program Associate
MI Birds

Meet Erin Rowan, MI Birds Program Associate

MI Birds aims to deepen Michiganders engagement in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and local communities.

Ways You Can Help