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Lake Ontario birds killed by botulism, DEC advises caution for hunters, anglers
Watertown Daily Times (11/23)
The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the deaths of waterbirds caused by Type E botulism on the shore of Lake Ontario in Oswego, Jefferson ad Wayne Counties.

Upstate mute swans have one chance left
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (11/23)
With another spare-the-swans bill vetoed in Albany, N.Y., New Yorkers who prize upstate’s dwindling mute-swan population may need to step in themselves to save the huge birds.

How the tiny tree swallow can monitor contamination in Hamilton Harbour
The Hamilton Spectator (11/11)
Tree swallows will be acting as canaries for Hamilton Harbour’s remediation project, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Snowy owls heading south into Minnesota
The Associated Press (11/5)
Wildlife experts say more snowy owls have made their way to northern Minnesota from Canada this season. The influx of a large number of snowy owls happens about once every seven to ten years.

Flame retardants and stain repellent chemicals turning up in herring gull eggs
Michigan Radio (10/22)
Researchers are finding flame retardants and stain repellent in herring gull eggs in the Great Lakes region.

Minnesota’s turkey vultures are on the move
Star Tribune (10/15)
This is a goot time to watch turkey vultures migrate in a southwest direction along the North Shore of Lake Superior, in Minnesota.

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General Resources
Birds of Lake Huron and the Coastal Zone
Michigan State University Sea Grant Extension
Focuses on waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, terns, geese, and raptors likely to be seen on the water, beach, or in the wetlands of Lake Huron.

An interactive website connecting bird enthusiasts with internet-based data and projects; sponsored by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

Canada's Aquatic Environments: Birds
University of Guelph, Ontario
Go birdwatching around the Great Lakes! Includes species descriptions, avian evolution and more.

Chipper Woods Bird Observatory
An excellent starting point for information about birds, includes photos and descriptions on physical features, habitat, distribution and nesting behavior.

EPA and Bird Conservation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Information on the EPA's bird conservation initiatives, related programs and activism opportunities.

Illinois Natural History Survey Bird Collection
Illinois Natural History Survey
View a list of Illinois' birds, highlights and threatened and endangered species.

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Birding in Illinois
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology (New York)

Illinois and Chicago Net-Birding

Michigan Birding
Provides links to bird counts, checklists, publications and other Michigan birding sites.

Minnesota Birding Network
Minnesota bird lists, photographs, nesting project and more.

Minnesota Ornithologists' Union

Online Guide to Indiana Birding
Indiana Audubon Society
This Internet-based birding guide is written by Indiana birders for birders within the state, as well as visitors. It offers interactive maps and expert advice on where to go to find target birds in Indiana.

Ontario Field Ornithologists

Presqu'ile Provincial Park
Ontario Parks
A mecca for birdwatchers every spring and fall, this peninsula south of Brighton is a major flyway for migrating birds, home to waterfowl and shorebirds, and a staging point for Mexico-bound monarch butterflies.

Wild About Birds: A guide to Illinois Birding
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
This page contains the Illinois Birds Education Kit along with an inventory of Illinois bird species and the live action bird cam at a feeder in central Illinois.

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas
Provides a permanent record of the bird species breeding in Wisconsin, monitoring data, and species maps and images.

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
Features hotline reports, field trips, a checklist of Wisconsin birds, and a monthly newsletter.

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Surveys and Sitings
Bird Monitoring in North America
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Learn about the Breeding Bird Census, Breeding Bird Learn about the Breeding Bird Census, Breeding Bird Survey, a variety of monitoring activities and more.

A collaborative effort that enables anyone to track migrating birds as they move through the Mid-Atlantic region, complete with radar imagery, educational information, and the chance to record your own observations.

Birds of Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
This page contains information about the birds recorded on the 6,800 acre site of the Fermilab accelerator laboratory located in the far west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Peregrine Release and Restoration Project
Chicago Academy of Sciences
CPRR instituted as its primary goal the re-establishment of a midwest peregrine population.

Illinois Birds
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Includes photos, species distribution maps and information about birds found in Illinois.

Illinois Bluebird Project
Illinois Audubon Society
Enthusiasts located statewide who share information about the bluebird, and find out how the bluebirds are faring in all parts of Illinois.

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
Loonwatch promotes the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of common loons and their aquatic habitats in the Lake Superior region.

Rouge River Bird Observatory
University of Michigan-Dearborn
This donor-funded bird research program, established in 1992, offers an unique opportunity to explore an understudied, yet increasingly important area in ornithology: the importance of urban natural areas to resident, migrant and breeding birds.

The Raptor Center
University of Minnesota
An international medical facility for birds of prey, the Center's mission is to preserve biological diversity among raptors and other avian species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations.

Wisconsin's Trumpeter Swan Fund
In 1987, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a variety of organizations and individuals, began implementing a trumpeter swan recovery plan for the state.

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Kirtland's Warbler Festival
Celebrate the gradual return of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler and its home in the Jack Pine and AuSable River ecosystem. Kirtland Community College, named for the rare bird, is the host site for the festival, eight miles north of St. Helen, Mich.

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