Erin Rowan

Conservation Manager, Michigan

Erin oversees Audubon’s conservation partnerships, community science participation, stewardship engagement and advocacy efforts in Michigan. Working closely with Michigan Department of Natural Resources, other public agencies, tribes, NGO partners, and Audubon’s network of chapters and volunteers she develops ongoing conservation projects in key priority regions including the Western Michigan Conservation Corridor, Saint Marys River & Straits of Mackinac, Saginaw Bay, and Detroit – St. Clair Flats. Erin joined the Audubon Great Lakes team as the MI Birds Program Associate in 2018, working to increase all Michigander’s engagement in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and people. She previously worked as a Staff Biologist with the Institute for Bird Populations coordinating their MAPS/TMAPS bird banding programs before moving to Michigan where she worked with Detroit Audubon as their Research Coordinator. Erin facilitates the Great Lakes Black Tern Conservation Initiative, is the coordinator for the Urban Bird Treaty in Detroit and co-chairs the Natural Resources Conservation and Stewardship Committee, and Community Science Subcommittee. She holds a degree in Conservation and Resource Studies from UC Berkeley.

To contact Erin, please email her at erin.rowan@audubon.org or call her at 310-383-7353.

Articles by Erin Rowan

Why Do Birds Stop Singing in Late Summer?
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Why Do Birds Stop Singing in Late Summer?

— The decline of bird song signals the arrival of migratory shorebirds
Summer Birding in the Great Lakes
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Summer Birding in the Great Lakes

— What birds to expect this summer and where you can find them
Spring Migration in the Great Lakes Region
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Spring Migration in the Great Lakes Region

— What birds to expect this season and where you can find them
Michigan’s Black Terns Need Your Help
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Michigan’s Black Terns Need Your Help

— Sign-up to participate in breeding Black Tern Surveys across the Lower Peninsula
The Triumphant Return of Michigan’s Ospreys
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The Triumphant Return of Michigan’s Ospreys

— Adopt an Osprey nest this summer
Winter Birding in Michigan
MI Birds

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!
MI Birds

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?