Kalamazoo Area Christmas Bird Counts

   These are the Kalamazoo Area Christmas Bird Count dates for this year. More information will be in next month’s ASK newsletter and on the ASK website at a later date. Battle Creek                 Saturday, December 17 Dowagiac                     Monday, December 19 Allegan                          Tuesday, December 27…

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo September 2022 Presentation Video: No Birdbrains Here: The Latest on Bird Learning, Instinct, and Intelligence,” Susan M. Schneider, PhD

Birds can learn from consequences, as we and many other species can: Baby chicks learn to peck accurately, wild mockingbirds learn to recognize individual people, and pigeons learned to categorize art and music. Even instinctive behaviors like imprinting can be more flexible…

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo April 2022 Presentation Video

Topic: Audubon Society of Kalamazoo, April ProgramYour Local Rattlesnake: Michigan’s Eastern MassasaugaPresented by Dr. Jennifer Moore, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State UniversityMeeting Recording:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wVvTMch-CSl7dCxnzJoZBWOEYx7qI1bbgVHloulbBfTxPmSu3HxPg_ltyForeaSa.Y1bhzgTSql68xSPF The Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) are a federally threatened species whose geographic distribution is centered on Michigan,…

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo March 2022 Presentation Video: Flight Adaptations of Raptors

Topic: “FLIGHT ADAPTATIONS OF RAPTORS”PRESENTED BY JOSH HAAS, VICE CHAIR FOR THE HAWK MIGRATION ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICADate: March 28, 2022 Meeting Recording:https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/RqMVnR1010OJUr2xDknRbg1XUk9Anw_QFMl7eE-cAIH03xD55zFqSb7FwpK6D4Zy.s09Nb1mmSasKKr7U His movie Hawks on the Wing, reference guide, information about hawk-watching, as well as galleries with his finest images are…