Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The final species to be featured in the Living Resources Patch series is Michigan’s state bird, the American robin.
The Living Resources patch program has raised awareness of Michigan’s nongame wildlife species for more than 40 years, with the first patch issued in 1975 featuring the Kirtland’s warbler.
“The state bird seemed fitting for the final patch, since 2016 is also the centennial for the Migratory Bird Treaty, which has benefitted the robin as well as many other nongame bird species,” said Department of Natural Resources wildlife technician Hannah Schauer.
The Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds (also called the Migratory Bird Treaty) was signed August 16, 1916. Three other treaties were signed shortly thereafter with Japan, Russia and Mexico. The Migratory Bird Treaty, the three other treaties signed later, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders.
Proceeds from the sale of these patches go into the Nongame Fish and Wildlife Fund, which provides a source of funding for critical projects vital …Read the Rest