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October Membership Meeting

Author Bob Tarte will present a program based on his book Feather Brained, one of Bob's several entertaining books. To get a sense of the tone of this month's program consider the following quote from Bob's website. "I should have listened to my parents. They had warned me about associating with the wrong sorts of people for fear of what would happen to my priorities in life. Though they had never specifically mentioned birders, I should have had the common sense to steer clear of their influence, too." Don't miss this fact filled and humorous program. Click on the MEMBERSHIP MEETING link above for more information.

GRAC Field Trip Schedule Now Includes Trips into 2018

The current field trip schedule includes dates and descriptions of all scheduled trips--plan ahead!  Always check the field trip page as trips are continuously being added.

Upcoming trips: Fall Migrants at Muskegon State Park on Saturday, October 21; Bird banding/watching at the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 28.

Maher Work Days

Depending on the weather, week days will be impromptu at the whim of participants. See the Maher webpage for more sanctuary news.

GRAC Needs Your Help

Once again we are in need of a Junior Audubon leader. We are also in need of an Audubon Adventures chairperson.  If you are interested in one of these positions, or know someone who is, please contact GRAC President John Chronowski at president@graud.org

Live video streams of birds and other animals

Explore.org offers numerous links to live streaming video sites of birds and animals throughout the United States and the world. At that site you can watch eagles, owls and ospreys raise their young.

eBird Reports

Interesting eBird sightings for July 2017, August 2017 and September 2017 are available. An eBird summary will be available each month on the website. Earlier reports are available on request from bird.reports@graud.org.

GRAC and Bird News

The October 2017 Caller is now available from the newsletter link above.

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What Do Birds Do During a Total Eclipse? Click here to find out.

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Between the bird photo, nature photo and Macaulay Library page we have well over 200 photographs available on the website. Don't forget to check the video page.

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Don't forget the bird sightings page is updated on a daily basis. New reports are added from area sightings in Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties.

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Interesting Bird Articles:

Land Conservancy's Natural Areas offer 30+ spots for outside adventure

Citizen Science Reveals Annual Bird Migrations Across Continents

Safe Flight: 100 Years of Protecting Birds