MI Birds with illustration of a duck's headDid you know that the ruffed grouse, which inhabits Michigan's northern forests, drums so deeply that people often feel its sound rather than hear it? Or that great horned owls begin laying eggs during January's subzero temperatures – often incubating while snow accumulates on their backs? Or how about the 12,000 individual tundra swans that spend each spring and fall in the Saginaw Bay region while en route between the Arctic and the Carolina coast? Learn about these species and many more by joining the new MI Birds Facebook page.
In an effort to bring together hunters, birders and wildlife enthusiasts of all persuasions, several conservation organizations in Michigan have partnered to elevate the importance of birds, public lands and bird conservation. As part of this partnership, Audubon Great Lakes has launched the MI Birds Facebook page – a one-stop shop for everything birds in the Great Lakes State.
"Like" the MI Birds Facebook page, and learn about interesting events occurring in the lives of Michigan's wild birds each week of the year, where to find birds, exciting partner events and the important ways in which birds and other wildlife depend on public lands.
MI Birds is the product of a cooperative partnership between Audubon Great Lakes, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Audubon, Detroit Audubon, Pheasants Forever, the Ruffed Grouse Society, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, the Kalamazoo Nature Center and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.
Now in its second century, Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Audubon has two state chapters in Michigan: Michigan Audubon and Detroit Audubon Society.