Southeast Michigan Birding
L N K S Click here for links to other web resources concerning birding in our area.
Members of the firstname.lastname@example.org email list have a place they can put shared photos. These are photos of birds that present identification problems, birds that are rare in Michigan, or birds that are interesting for some other reason. Any member of birders is allowed to upload appropriate bird pictures to this photo sharing site (it's easy!). Write me to get the username and password you will need. (You do not need the username or password to view photos.) Go to these links for information: general information / upload information
To subscribe to the University of Michigan birders email list, email@example.com, send an email to Lyris@listserver.itd.umich.edu and include the command subscribe birders Your Name in the subject line. (Read the FAQ first.) Or check recent postings to the list at the Surfbirds web site. If you're interested only in news of "special" birds seen in southeast Michigan, subscribe instead to SE-MI-Birdlist@umich.edu by sending an email to the same Lyris address but with the subject line subscribe SE-MI-birdlist Your Name. (See the FAQ.)
firstname.lastname@example.org archive: Birding Lists Digest
Two excellent books about birds and birding in southeast Michigan are The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan (1992) by Michael A. Kielb, John M. Swales, and Richard A. Wolinski, and The Birds of Dearborn: An Annotated Checklist (2007) by Julie A. Craves.
Allen T. Chartier and Jerry Ziarno have published, through the American Birding Association, the long-anticipated ABA birdfinding guide for Michigan, A Birder's Guide to Michigan (2004). This book describes over 200 of the best birding sites in the state and gives you driving directions, bird lists, and much more. (See this page for updates and corrections to this 2004 reference.)
Detroit Audubon Society
Erie Shores Birding Association
Jackson Audubon Society
Macomb Audubon Society
Oakland Audubon Society
Washtenaw Audubon Society
Since November 2004 there's been a web site and listserver email list dedicated to birding in the U.P. Check out Melinda Stamp's UPBirders.org.
Also see directions to Michigan birding sites here.
When you find an injured animal, it is important to know whom to contact for information on what to do and where to bring the animal. Here is a list of wildlife rehabbers in Michigan.
If you have found a dead bird that is in good condition, a museum would like to have it. To donate dead birds in southeast Michigan (Ann Arbor), see information here.
Here is a site with bird identification quizzes: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Alan L. Brushaber (shown left) originated the Southeast Michigan Birding web site.
This page was last modified on September 30, 2012.