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Oakland Audubon SocietyOakland Audubon Society

OAS is a non-profit organization and a sub-chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society. OAS has served Oakland county, Michigan 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

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.pdf
 
Michigan DNR - Urban Coyote Information
Information from the Michigan DNR on Urban Coyotes.
Urban Coyote handout .pdf


Additional informationa and resources regarding coyotes can be found at the following links.

Michigan DNR
California Department of Fish and Game
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
eNature.com

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

Snakes_EMR.pdf

 

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

Snakes_ID.pdf

 

      EMR Observation Report Form
Please complete a form for each Massasauga observation. If you have more than one location to report, please complete a separate form for each site.
Click here: Observation Report Form

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