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Michigan Wildlife Conservancy

 Oakland Audubon SocietyOakland Audubon Society
OAS is a non-profit, sub-chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society. OAS has served Oakland County since 1958, proudly sharing their mission with southeast Michigan to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.


Coyotes are now found throughout Michigan. However, they were not part of Michigan’s past until recently. Changes in habitat and the wildlife communities since the European settlement of North America have favored coyotes. Historically, coyotes lived in the Great Plains. Today, they live throughout North America.

Michigan Coyote Facts
Fact sheet about Michigan Coyotes includes information on how to ID a coyote, diet, and safety.
Coyote Facts.pdf
Coyote Tales Community Display
Educational displays distributed to local communities.
Coyote Display
Michigan DNR - Urban Coyote Information
Urban Coyote handout

Additional information and resources regarding coyotes: 

Michigan DNR
California Department of Fish and Game
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

      Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
In Michigan, the EMR is a "species of special concern". It is protected from harm by the DNR.

Snakes EMR


      Snakes of Michigan Identifier
This guide will help you identify the EMR and other snakes in Michigan

Snakes ID

      EMR Observation Report Form
Please complete a form for each Massasauga observation. Complete a separate form for each report.
Observation Report Form