Wildlife

A bald eagle found badly injured in southern Indiana is getting a new home at the Detroit Zoo.

The eagle has been recovering at the home of Vincennes, Indiana, wildlife rescuer Angel Lange since soon after being spotted in April in nearby Dubois (doo-BOYS') County with a badly broken wing that had to be amputated. The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports officials believe the bird was hurt by flying into a power line.

Wildlife biologists are stepping up efforts in southern Michigan to monitor ospreys. The birds of prey had all but disappeared from the area because of pesticide pollution but are coming back. Four osprey chicks were fitted this year with "backpack" GPS units enabling scientists to track the birds' movements and seasonal migration patterns. 

A new computer application enables Michigan residents to help conserve fish and wildlife by reporting what they see while out in the field. The Eyes in the Field app replaces 15 separate forms that the state Department of Natural Resources previously used to gather this kind of information.

Naturally Speaking

Apr 11, 2017
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Naturally Speaking with Mark Harvey, state archivist with the Michigan History Center.

Michigan Wildlife Council

The Michigan Wildlife Council presents its latest campaign, a first effort to help educate Michiganders about the importance of wildlife conservation and more. We speak with Jim Hammill this morning.

If you want to be helpful this spring as birds hatch and raise their young, the best thing to do is leave them alone.