Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website

September Membership Meeting

Helen Taylor, Michigan State Director for the Nature Conservancy, will discuss the changing scale of conservation as organizations, communities and leaders are faced with increasingly complex problems and solutions in the use and protection of natural resources. Click on the MEMBERSHIP MEETING link above for more information.

GRAC field trips available into the month of October

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.

Recent additions: Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve on Saturday, September 30 | Late Passerines and Hawks at Saugatuck Dunes State Park on Saturday, October 7 | Fall Grand River Paddle on Saturday, October 14 and more.

New entry on Special Events page

The Grand Rapids Camera Club's October program presents the program For the Birds! with nature photographer Josh Haas, President of Battle Creek Brigham Audubon. The program will feature some of Josh's finest bird images and he will share how bird knowledge is vital to creating more pleasing and artistic photographs. There is a nominal fee for non-camera club members. Find more details here.

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 June 2017, July 2017 and August 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 September 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