Michigan Audubon Society

Mission Statement

Michigan Audubon connects birds and people for the benefit of both through conservation, education, and research efforts in the state of Michigan.

History

Formed and incorporated in 1904, Michigan Audubon is the state's oldest conservation organization. The early history of the organization was dedicated to securing protective legislation for birds at a time when the millinery industry was harming songbird populations. Through the devotion of its early conservation-minded founders, Michigan Audubon was recognized nationally for advocacy and education efforts. Today, Michigan Audubon's commitment to birds continues in the form of organized bird-related data collection by a community of "citizen scientists." Likewise, the organization educates thousands of bird watchers each year through a series of educational programs, events, and an annual conference. Michigan Audubon's bird sanctuary network is growing and includes thousands of acres of protected bird habitat from Jackson County to the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Currently, Michigan Audubon maintains a membership of 2000 individuals and businesses and 41 active local chapters of Michigan Audubon statewide. The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory is an affiliate organization under Michigan Audubon's 501(c)3 status. The organization nurtures partnerships with the National Audubon Society and Detroit Audubon Society, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.


Contact Michigan Audubon Society


PO Box 15249
Lansing, Michigan  48901
Phone: (517) 641-4277
Fax: (517) 641-4279


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Michigan


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