Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website

GRAC is on Summer Break

However, you can still take advantage of field trips throughout the summer months. And it's always time to plan ahead for our 2017-18 membership program schedule beginning in September with our guest speaker Helen Taylor from the Nature Conservancy.

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

GRAC President Visits WZZM

GRAC President John Chronowski recently was a guest on WZZM’s program The Exchange to talk about the club’s efforts in promoting and protecting wild birds. Click on the image left for a link to the broadcast.

New entry on Special Events page

River City Wild Ones will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special program on September 18, 2017 with guest speaker Heather Holm. Find more details here.

Plantings that Attract Birds

Ever wonder what plants will help attract birds? National Audubon has a native plant database tailored to various geographic areas. Click on the inquisitive kids to the left for a link to the Audubon website. Just enter your zip code and receive a list of plants along with the species of birds that the plantings will attract.

Wink, Wink, Nod, Nod

Click here for a very subtle bird related cartoon.

GRAC field trips are now available into the month of August

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.

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 April 2017, May 2017 and June 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 June 2017 Caller is now available from the newsletter link above.

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The Whooping Crane, first reported in Kent County in 2015, continues returning to Michigan. It was first reported in Lenawee County in June 2017 and is still being sighted in July.

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Click here to read an interesting article in Nature Conservancy Magazine titled Safe Flight: 100 Years of Protecting Birds.

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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