Michigan

Songbird Protection Coalition

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12-9-17  NBC Saginaw Channel 25: Sandhill crane hunting proposed, opponents speak out


12-1-17  The Green Room: Should sandhill cranes be fair game?


11-16-16  Lansing State Journal: Baker: Stick with the facts regarding sandhill cranes


11-12-17  The Mourning Sun: Mid-Michigan bird sanctuary owners oppose possible sandhill crane hunt


11-12-17  Katu 2: Researchers find bird watching is good for your health, reduces stress


10-30-17  Michigan Audubon Society: Frequently Asked Questions


10-30-17  Length of the Grand: Cranes are not for hunting (at least not in Michigan)


10-23-17  Port Huron Times Herald: Talk of crane hunt is premature, unnecessary


10-22-17  RTV ABC Channel 6: Thousands of sandhill cranes headed for Indiana


10-21-17  Inquisitr: Research indicates that Michigan's House Resolution to hunt Sandhill cranes is premature


10-20-17  Michigan Audubon Society: state's oldest conservation organization opposes proposal to hunt Sandhill Cranes


10-18-17  Detroit Free Press: ''Ribeye of the sky?' House recommends sandhill crane hunt in Michigan


10-18-17  MLive: State Rep calls Sandhill cranes 'ribeye of the sky' and proposes hunting season


10-17-17  Jackson Audubon Newsletter: Whooping crane 14-12 returns to Michigan


10-14-17  Ironwood Globe: Michigan birdwatchers celebrate sandhill cranes


10-10-17  Songbird Protection Coalition Press Release: 23rd annual CraneFest in Bellevue, celebrating sandhill cranes


10-10-17  Michigan House Committee Meeting: HR 154


10-5-17  Green Party: Michigan Greens oppose push for Sandhill crane hunting


10-4-17  Michigan House Committee Meeting: HR 154


9-21-17  Songbird Protection Coalition Press Release:  Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition opposes proposal to hunt sandhill cranes


9-8-17  Birdwatching Daily:  Report: 86 million Americans watched wildlife in 2016, a 20 percent jump from 2011


9-7-17  Clarkston News:  Bird Talk


9-1-17  USFWS: 2016 National Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife-Associated Recreation Survey


7-30-17  Baker: There's no good reason to shoot mourning doves and sandhill cranes


7-26-17  Detroit News: Crane Colt lifted into Celebrate Michigan contest final


7-2-17  WMUK:  Should doves and cranes be hunted


6-30-17  Michigan Audubon Society:  Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal for Mourning Dove Hunt


6-30-17  Michigan Audubon Society:  Michigan Audubon Opposes Proposal for Sandhill Crane Hunt


6-29-17  Detroit Audubon Society:  Don't hunt Michigan songbirds by James Bull, DAS President 


6-27-17  Detroit Free Press:  Despite pushback, Michigan hunters take aim at cranes and mourning doves

6-26-17  Songbird Protection Coalition Press Release:  MI SPC opposes proposals to hunt mourning doves and sandhill cranes

2-14-17  Great Lakes Echo:  Hunting WI sandhill cranes could threaten their diversity, survival

12-29-16  Lansing State Journal Editorial:  Bill ignores voters

4-30-15  MLive:  Rare whooping crane spotted in SW MI​


​​8-2-13 The Life of Your Time:  Endangered Whooping Crane with more common Sandhill Cranes


11-9-11 Eye On Wildlife:  The rarest bird in North America here in Michigan


11-8-06  Committee to Keep Doves Protected Press Release:  Election Night "Coo"- Doves Top Vote-Getter​

Michigan Newspaper Excerpts

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