Join Backyard Birders Club, Sept 26

Julie Baker, founder and executive director of Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Clarkston-area Backyard Birders Club.
“When Baker founded the coalition in January 2000, she was a lone voice urging legislation to protect Michigan’s mourning doves and sandhill cranes from an open hunting season that would have decimated our mourning doves and driven sandhill cranes back to the brink of extinction,” said Bob McGowan, founder and president of the Clarkston club.
“When we founded the coalition,” Baker said, “we were told there was no chance of stopping an open season on mourning doves and sandhill cranes. So far we have prevailed, although it is a constant struggle.”
The club meets at The Gateway Lifestyle Shops at 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.

Sandhill cranes will be part of the discussion at the next Backyard Birders Club meeting.

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