LANSING, MI (AP)-- Officials say prospects are improving for two of Michigan's endangered bird species.
Field Operations Manager Keith Kintigh of the Department of Natural Resources says populations of Great Lakes piping plovers and Kirtland's warblers have increased this year.
The plovers are migratory shorebirds with nesting grounds in Michigan. In 1983, the state had only 13 breeding pairs. This year, 58 nests were found in Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore had the most.