Kirtland's Warbler http://michiganradio.org en Michigan group prepping Kirtland's warbler to come off endangered species list http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-group-prepping-kirtlands-warbler-come-endangered-species-list <p>The <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/birds/Kirtland/">Kirtland’s warbler</a> is a songbird with an enviable travel schedule. The birds spend the winter in the Bahamas, and in the spring, they come home to the Great Lakes region – mostly to Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.</p><p>The warbler has been on the endangered species list for 40 years. But it’s been doing well lately. Federal officials say the birds have met their recovery goal.</p><p>But it’ll take a lot of work to manage the birds even after they’re taken off the endangered species list.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:11:49 +0000 Rebecca Williams 11419 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan group prepping Kirtland's warbler to come off endangered species list Good news for rare songbird in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/good-news-rare-songbird-michigan <p>Kirtland&#39;s warblers are moving south to their winter home in the Bahamas (lucky devils), but before they left Michigan, researchers counted 1,805 singing males.</p><p>That&#39;s less than the high in 2009 (1,826 singing males) but more than last year&#39;s count (1,773 singing males), and researchers say it&#39;s a sign of a healthy population.</p><p>From the Associated Press&#39; Environment Writer, John Flesher:</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:00:55 +0000 Mark Brush 4211 at http://michiganradio.org Good news for rare songbird in Michigan