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 periodic 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 Priority Species

MI Birds News

Let it Snowbirds!
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Let it Snowbirds!

Your Guide to Winter Finches of the Great Lakes Region

Winter’s for the Birds – Bundle up for Bird Counts Across Michigan
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Winter’s for the Birds – Bundle up for Bird Counts Across Michigan

Participating in bird counts is a fun and fruitful way to spend your winter days

Great Lakes Piping Plovers Have a Record-breaking Breeding Season
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Great Lakes Piping Plovers Have a Record-breaking Breeding Season

Piping plover recovery partners are celebrating many successes as the summer comes to a close

Shorebird Migration has Begun Across the Great Lakes Region
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Shorebird Migration has Begun Across the Great Lakes Region

Summer's not yet over as shorebirds begin to move south.

Sharing the Love of Great Lakes Piping Plovers, One Beachgoer at a Time
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Sharing the Love of Great Lakes Piping Plovers, One Beachgoer at a Time

With mid-summer approaching, piping plover chicks are hatching throughout the Great Lakes region, ushering in a particularly vulnerable time for these endangered shorebirds

Spring Migration in the Great Lakes
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Spring Migration in the Great Lakes

Celebrating our smallest migrants

Conservation, Environmental Organizations Enhance St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area for Wildlife and Outdoor Recreationists
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Conservation, Environmental Organizations Enhance St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area for Wildlife and Outdoor Recreationists

Audubon Great Lakes, Ducks Unlimited, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources are conserving wetlands, researching vulnerable species, and engaging communities

How to Make Your Space Bird and Bear-Friendly
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How to Make Your Space Bird and Bear-Friendly

By planting native, you can provide for birds without attracting bears

How You Can Protect Migrating Birds from Window Collisions This Spring
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How You Can Protect Migrating Birds from Window Collisions This Spring

Tips on how to make your home or office more bird-friendly

Michigan License Plate Features the Kirtland’s Warbler
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Michigan License Plate Features the Kirtland’s Warbler

Wildlife Habitat License Plate to Support Nongame Species like the Kirtland's Warbler

Ways You Can Help