Songbird Protection Coalition

Media News

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​

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

Michigan Newspaper Excerpts

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