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Changing lights to reduce bird-tower collisions

Communications towers make all kinds of things possible. Emergency responders, TV stations, and wireless networks need them, and of course, when you listen to stories on the radio, they come to you by...

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Commentary: Campaign for the birds

During the presidential debate the other night I joked that Mitt Romney seems to have a problem with birds. The only memorable moment from the first debate was when he famously brought up Sesame...

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Ruby-throated hummingbirds arriving earlier

Every spring, instinct tells the ruby-throated hummingbird to head from Mexico to northern states, including Michigan. But experts say it’s making that » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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Changing lights to reduce bird-tower collisions

Communications towers make all kinds of things possible. Emergency responders, TV stations, and wireless networks need them, and of course, when you listen to stories on the radio, they come to you by...

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Commentary: Campaign for the birds

During the presidential debate the other night I joked that Mitt Romney seems to have a problem with birds. The only memorable moment from the first debate was when he famously brought up Sesame...

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Ruby-throated hummingbirds arriving earlier

Every spring, instinct tells the ruby-throated hummingbird to head from Mexico to northern states, including Michigan. But experts say it’s making that » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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Checking in on Michigan's bird populations

Even as Mother Nature plays her own little cat mouse game with us regarding whether or not spring has actually arrived, there is one unimpeachable source » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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The 'State of the Bird' in Michigan

Did you know that May is the height of birding season? Our State Bird is the robin, but there are literally hundreds of species who call Michigan home. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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Stateside for Monday, May 20th, 2013

For the first time in two weeks, teachers are back in the business of teaching and students are back in the business of learning in the Buena Vista school » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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West Michigan birders compete to find the most species

If you’ve always thought of birding as a quiet, relaxing hobby… you haven’t been to a Birdathon. During the recent West Michigan Birdathon, I met up with » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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Stateside for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

It wouldn't be summer without a search for Jimmy Hoffa. We spoke with Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry about why we're still fascinated by the Hoffa » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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New project helps visually impaired individuals through birdsong

Helping blind children and adults connect with nature: that's Donna Posont’s mission. She's the director of a group called Opportunities Unlimited for the » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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Why are Great Lakes birds dying from botulism?

Imagine walking down a picturesque beach along Lake Michigan, and stumbling upon the carcasses of dead birds. That’s a very real and unpleasant problem... » E-Mail This

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How are robins faring this winter?

If you grew up in Michigan, chances are when you thought of the very first signs of spring you thought of crocuses and robins. But have you noticed that... » E-Mail This

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Army Corps tries to lure common terns back to the nest

The common tern used to nest in great numbers in the lower Great Lakes region, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. But in recent decades, common... » E-Mail This

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Birding from the sky above southeast Michigan

Like most of us, Dea Armstrong has only seen birds from the ground. Today, she’s going to fly with them. Armstrong is Ann Arbor’s city ornithologist,... » E-Mail This

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Michigan bird species threatened by climate change, report says

A recent report from the National Audubon Society points to troubling times ahead for our bird population. Climate change could make some huge changes... » E-Mail This

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