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Detroit Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 2013 (Sunday)
This is one of the oldest Christmas Bird Counts. Birders spend the entire day counting as many birds as possible in a 15-mile circle in northern Oakland County. More Information
NOTE: The November 23rd trip to Point Edward and Lake Huron Shore, Ontario is CANCELLED.
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This online guide to North American Birds features over 800 species of birds in 22 Orders and 74 families. The guide covers all of North America's regular breeding birds - as well as non-breeding species that regularly or occasionally visit North America, north of Mexico.
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NEW VISITOR CENTER ON THE WAY
This is a photo of the groundbreaking for the new Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center right next to Humbug Marsh. Detroit Audubon Society Board members Jack Smiley, Richard Quick, and Jim Bull attended the ground-breaking ceremony. Detroit Audubon Society was a leader in the fight to save Humbug Marsh. It started in earnest in 1998 and culminated in not only saving Humbug, but the creation of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge which now owns and manages Humbug. Since the refuge opened, Humbug has only been open during monthly public open houses and for certain other scheduled programs and trips. Once the visitor center is completed (in two years, we're told), Humbug will be accessible every day of the year that the refuge is open.
In other good news, the facility will be Gold LEED certified by the Green Building Council and is using bird-safe glass!
ECOLOGISTS WEIGH IN ON SB 78
From the Michigan Environmental Council, a Q&A with a Michigan scientist who convinced 133 of his colleagues to ask Gov. Snyder to veto the anti-biodiversity SB 78.
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NEW PETITION DRIVE TO PROTECT WOLVES
Wolf hunting is again legal in Michigan. A new petition drive to protect Michigan wolves is being launched, and it will require as great an effort as the previous petition. Read more HERE:
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INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
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