Posted June 24, 2016 7:00 am by Comments

By Duncan Johnson

Red-winged blackbirds are one of the many feathered friends that may be found at Michigan's state parks and recreation areas this summer
Red-winged blackbirds are one of the many feathered friends that may be found at Michigan’s state parks and recreation areas this summer
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

MICHIGAN-(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources will celebrate the wonders of Michigan’s birds and the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty with a weekend of programming in several of Michigan’s state parks June 24-26.

Michigan’s Feathered Friends Weekend will feature fun, educational programs for the whole family, including bird hikes, bird identification programs and much more.

The year 2016 marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds (also called the Migratory Bird Treaty), signed Aug. 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.

Visit www.michigan.gov/natureprograms for more information about Feathered Friends Weekend and other nature programs and activities around the state.

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