The Michigan State Bird Observatory (MSBO) is an umbrella organization that encompasses bird banding, education, and outreach activities at two locations: Burke Lake Banding Station and Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center. Bird banding at the Burke Lake Banding Station began in 2010 and opened to the public in 2013, with the mission of integrating research, training of future natural resource professionals, and education and outreach for people of all ages – while promoting the protection and conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The MSBO was created in 2019 to encompass BULA's mission and their activities at multiple locations to better reflect the breadth of their efforts.
At CMERC in spring 2019, the MSBO banded 284 individuals of 46 species! Banding occurred on 19 mornings between April 24 and May 24.
|American Tree Sparrow||6|
At CMERC in 2018, the MSBO banded 428 individuals of 56 species! Banding occurred on 19 mornings between June 19 and October 20.
|Eastern White-crowned Sparrow||4|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler||1|