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Welcome to the Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas

This site is your source for  information on breeding birds in the state of Michigan, including access to two important longitudinal studies conducted over nearly a 40 year period by the research program at the Kalamazoo Nature Center and its partner organizations.  Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas I & II provide useful information on the status of birds in Michigan. 

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Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  |  Methods  |  Results  
Initiatives and Issues
    Avian Disease
    Climate Change
        Information from USDA Forest Service
    Important Bird Areas    
    Bird Conservation Partnerships
    Conservation on Private Lands

Species Accounts
    Alphabetical Listing of Common Names

    Appendix 1:  Taxonomic Listing
    Appendix 2:  Block Totals and Relative Block Index by Species
    Appendix 3:  Comparison of Township totals from MBBA I to MBBA II
    Appendix 4:  Comparison of Block totals from MBBA I to MBBA II

The information presented on this site represents the summary of a seven year period of annual surveys which collected over 475,000 observations at block level resolution.  We are pleased to provide this information to research projects, community planning projects, and conservation groups in order to complement their efforts.  If you are involved in a project or organization that would benefit from more detailed information from this atlas project, please contact: jbrenneman@naturecenter.org.  If your data request differs significantly from the format of the raw data, we may request a minimal fee to compensate for time required for data or map preparation.  Suggested Citation: Chartier, A.T., J.J.Baldy, and J.M.Brenneman.  2011.  The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas, 2002-2008.  Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI. 

Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II Partners

Arcus Foundation  US Fish and Wildlife Service Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo Valley Bird ObservatoryMichigan AudubonMDNRNongame Wildlife FundRouge River Bird ObservatorySaginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network