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Waves of Change: Meet bird conservationist and migration counter Alison Vilag

Waves of Change: Meet bird conservationist and migration counter Alison Vilag
March 25, 2024 Great Lakes Now

Waves of Change is an online interview series highlighting the diverse faces and perspectives shaping the environmental justice movement throughout the Great Lakes region.

This month, we spoke with Alison Vilag, a bird conservationist and migration counter based in northern Michigan.

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She’s traveled all over the country and has helped document a loss of birds that scientists call staggering.

“We live in a time where birds in general aren’t doing well,” Vilag said. “And I do want to draw attention to that. It’s estimated that in the last half century, this continent alone has lost a third of its birds, which is not a small number.”

Check out the “Birds of Paradise” episode of Points North:

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Featured image: Photo courtesy of Alison Vilag

1 Comment

  1. Gary Emling 3 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed your interview with Ms. Vilag. It does my heart good to know that there are young people who truly value our bird population. It was an excellent interview and I thank you for doing it.

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