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Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Pretty cool.One chilly spring morning, amateur bird photographer
Kathrin Swoboda captured shots of a red-winged
blackbird “forming smoke rings with his Spring song.”
Kathrin Swoboda Photography ...
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Interesting display where our precious little Great Lakes Piping Plover fits in and habitats with it “kissing cousins” around North America and beyond.As breeding season comes near an end, some of our Great Lakes piping plovers have already departed for their wintering grounds. Within a few weeks nearly all of them will have done so. While plovers from all three populations can be found across the whole of the winter range, did you know each population has a region where they predominately winter? This illustration by Megan Bishop for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology shows something of this phenomenon. Most Northern Great Plains breeders winter in Texas, Lousiana and northern Mexico. Many Atlantic breeders go to the Bahamas or Florida and a large percentage of our Great Lakes plovers winter in South Carolina and Georgia (though there are a significant number on the Gulf Coast of Florida as well). ...
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One of the AVA’s busy volunteers is also one of Oscoda’s busiest. Arnie LaRiche was a winner at the Oscoda Volunteer Appreciation basket raffle on Friday, April 20. How perfect as he is nearly a 24/7 Volunteer!
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(Update added 1/28: …“A day or two can make a big difference when birding. Approximately 148 Trumpeter Swans were seen on the river Saturday 1/27/18 while on Sunday, just at Iargo, over 60! Keep looking everywhere!!” – Sue D.) … Continue reading
Have you ever been on a Snipe hunt? How about looking for Timberdoodles? Well….now it’s time to go on a swan search!😁 With warmer weather there have been some open places on the AuSable River where swans have recently been … Continue reading
On Tuesday, January 9th, the AuSable Valley Audubon chapter held its first meeting of the new year. It was a celebration of 45 years of birding in Iosco county and the sunrise side of Michigan. Here are the links to … Continue reading
I was sitting at my desk on the second story of my home on New Year’s Day, 1/1/2018. I noticed movement in a window that overlooks a large crabapple tree. Looking out I saw not one, not two, not three, … Continue reading
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