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

Winter Birding in Michigan
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Winter Birding in Michigan

Michigan welcomes many new visitors from the north in the colder months, making winter an exciting time to watch birds.

Best Practices for “Stress Free” Snowy Owl Viewing
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Best Practices for “Stress Free” Snowy Owl Viewing

How to Watch the Majestic Great Lakes Visitor Safety

Call for Volunteers!
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Call for Volunteers!

Spring is around the corner and our feathered friends need your help.

Another Round of Winter Bird Counts is on the Horizon!
MI Birds

Another Round of Winter Bird Counts is on the Horizon!

Are you ready to get outside?

Michigan’s Bird-Friendly Communities
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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?
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Are you missing the outdoors?

Another round of winter bird counts is on the horizon!

Ways You Can Help