Predators kill all four piping plover chicks at Sauble Owen Sound Sun Times (6/22) All four of the endangered piping plover chicks that hatched at Ontario's Sauble Beach on Friday afternoon are now presumed dead. There is still hope that more chicks will hatch and fledge at the beach this summer.
Can cormorants help control Great Lakes invaders? Petoskey News-Review (6/14) Double-crested cormorants are the bane of many Great Lakes anglers, devouring prize game fish and damaging the sport and commercial fishery. At least that’s a widely held belief about these birds — and a generally wrong one, Northern Illinois University researchers say.
Caspian terns disappearing from the upper Great Lakes Interlochen Public Radio (6/9) Colonies of Caspian terns are becoming harder to find in Lakes Michigan and Huron according to James Ludwig, an ornithologist who has studied migratory birds in the region since the 1960s.
EDITORIAL: Ruling on cormorant control threatens balance Traverse City Record-Eagle (6/9) Wildlife experts worked for the past decade to control — not eradicate — cormorants in 24 states. But the cormorant population likely won't remain in check for long as the legal system tips the balance in their favor.
Plover pairs nesting at the beach Collingwood Entreprise Bulletin (6/1) In Ontario, endangered piping plovers have returned to Wasaga Beach with a record of five nesting pairs.
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.
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.
BirdCast 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.
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.
LoonWatch 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.
Events 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.