Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website

January 2019 Membership Meeting

On January 28, 2019 Carrie Rivette will discuss surface water sustainability in Grand Rapids. Learn about the innovative projects implemented by the city and plans for future improvements for wastewater and stormwater discharges to city surface water.

GRAC Field Trip Schedule Update

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.

Bill Sweetman is again offering several tour opportunities. See the Special Events page for details

Upcoming trips: Winter Field Birding, Saturday, January 19; Allegan State Game Area Winter Trip, Saturday, February 9. Don't forget the recurring Millennium Park field trips every Thursday.

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.

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 nominations@graud.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.

eBird Reports

Interesting eBird sightings for October 2018, November 2018 and December 2018 are available. Earlier reports are available on request from bird.reports@graud.org.

Area eBird Sightings

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.

GRAC Media Pages Include Photographs and Videos

Between the bird photo, nature photo and Macaulay Library page we have well over 400 photographs available on the website. Don't forget to check the video page.

GRAC and Bird News

The January 2019 Caller is now available from the newsletter link above.

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Take Action to Stop SB 1211, The Wetlands Destruction Act. The Michigan Senate approved a plan to deregulate a large number of smaller Michigan wetlands, streams and inland lakes, championing personal property rights despite environmental concerns. Learn what you can do to prevent this bill from becoming law by clicking here.

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Updated Bird Articles:

Invasive Reptiles are taking over Florida/ Devouring its Birds Along the Way

Pulling North American Loons Back from the Brink

Meet the Brainiacs: Common Raven

How the Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida’s Birds

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The Mystery of Washington's Eagle

John James Audubon's discovery of a bird that might not exist.

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Nearby Areas of Interest:

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