Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website
September GRAC Membership Meeting
On Monday, September 30, Phil Willemstein will present the first program of the 2019-20 GRAC season: Four Seasons at Maher Sanctuary. Phil, a GRAC birder and photographer, made weekly visits during the past year to our sanctuary. Click here for more information.
US and Canada have lost 2.9 billion birds since 1970
Bird populations in the United States and Canada have dropped by 29% since 1970, signifying 2.9 billion birds lost in almost 50 years, according to a new study. Click here for article.
Wild Ones October Program About Birds
The Wild Ones October program is “Native Plants to Attract Winter Birds” presented by Melanie Manion. Click here for flyer.
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
The GRAC Board will be discussing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act with the possibility of endorsing the act. Our membership should be aware of the act and how it works. A link to information on the act and how it works can be found by clicking here.
GRAC Field Trip Schedule Update
Upcoming trips: Fall Migrants at Reeds Lake, Saturday September 21. Don't forget the recurring Millennium Park field trips every Thursday.
eBird Reports available for June, July and August 2019
A Swift Night Out
Becky Kuhn is planning to count Chimney Swifts at their roosts on Thursday, September 19 and Sunday, September 29. If interested click here for details.
Endangered Species Act Faces New Threat
The Trump administration finalized changes to provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act it says will streamline the decades-old wildlife protection law but which conservation groups say will threaten at-risk species. angered-species-act-changes.html?" target="_blank">See details here.
Michigan Audubon 2019 Seminar Series
Michigan Audubon is excited that the 2019 Seminar Series is beginning to take shape and this year’s lineup has a little something for everyone. Seminars are free and open to the public. Sessions take place on the second Monday of each month. Click here for details.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Birding Festival
Birders of all abilities are invited to Midland, Michigan for the inaugural Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens Birding Festival, September 19 to 21, 2019. Attendees will learn from more than 20 distinguished conservationists, researchers, photographers, naturalists, and environmental educators. For complete details click here.
Help Lead the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
There are still opportunities to help lead GRAC forward. We still need volunteers for a few positions that are important to the club. Click here for details.
GRAC makes a real difference right here in West Michigan through environmental and nature education and advocacy. This is your chance to help. If you want to volunteer or have questions, contact Scott Hutchings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worldwide Bird Cams
Clicking on the thumbnail left leads to a site featuring live streaming bird cams, updated videos, and/or updated photographs of nesting wild birds. You can follow the efforts of the parents and the progress of the young birds by periodically visiting these nest cam sites. Click Here for a nesting Great Horned Owl in Michigan's Upper Peninsula courtesy of the Copper Country Audubon Club.
GRAC Media Pages Include Photographs and Videos