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Island Birding Update

Birders know that even seed and fruit eating birds need to feed their nestlings protein which is found in the form of insects. Most native insects don’t recognize exotic plants as food, so from a nesting bird’s point of view, many yards and gardens are “pretty...

NOAA Lake Levels Webinar Available for Replay

The Great Lakes Climate and Lake Levels Update and Outlook webinar from April 13, 2020 was not so much about procedures to mitigate the effects of the high water and wind. Instead, it is more about why it is happening. Folks from NOAA, the Army Corp of Engineers, and...

Birding Update April 13

Here are some bird sightings for April 13, 2020: Northern Flicker-East Side Drive. This particular woodpecker spends most of its time on the ground looking for ants and other insects. It is frequently observed along the roadsides flying away with a flash of a white...

NOAA Webinar on Great Lakes Water Levels

We received the following information from NOAA about an upcoming webinar that may be of interest to BIA members: You are invited to join NOAA in the Great Lakes for a webinar addressing water levels in the Great Lakes.  It is not yet spring and already the five...