birds

Courtesy Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

People who'd like to get into birdwatching have a chance to hear from experts in September.


Andy Robins / WMUK

A new project could help reverse a sharp drop in the number of birds in southwest Michigan.


Andrew Robins / WMUK

Anyone who has a hummingbird feeder – or the right kind of flowers - in their yard has probably wondered at the tiny birds they attract. But two biologists in Kalamazoo County are doing much more. They’re helping keep track of hummingbirds by catching and banding them.


Julia Baker / Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition

Climate Change Could Affect Bird Tourism In Michigan

Jun 9, 2015
Kalamazoo bird enthusiast Russ Schipper (left) and John Brenneman (right) of the Kalamazoo Nature Center spot a familiar bird in Kleinstuck Preserve.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States, second only to gardening. In 2011, birders spent $41 billion on trips and equipment, which pumped about $107 billion into the U.S. economy. More than 2,000 of those birders spent time in Michigan.


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