Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website
GRAC Summer Activities
GRAC is on summer break. The 2018-19 membership meetings will resume in September. Click here for a list of next season's programs. In the meantime, we have a few field trips scheduled for the upcoming months including our Thursday Millennium Park trips throughout the summer. Continue checking the website for the latest bird sightings from the four counties of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa and Muskegon.
GRAC Field Trip Schedule Update
Upcoming trips: Shorebirds at Muskegon Wastewater Area on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Don't forget the recurring Millennium Park field trips every Thursday throughout summer.
Update on Sandhill Crane Hunting in Michigan
GOOD NEWS! The DNR and the NRC have no current plans to add Sandhill Cranes to the game species list. Read the full report on the Conservation Issues page.
Poison Used in Death of Bald Eagles Identified
Thirteen Bald Eagles found dead on a Maryland farm in February 2016 were initially believed to have died of natural causes. Recent necropsy reports on the animals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proved the eagles died from poisoning by carbofuran, a banned toxic pesticide. Click here for a report on this story.
Costa Rica Birding Tour
Join Bill Sweetman for a birding adventure in beautiful (birdy) Costa Rica, March 4 - 14, 2019. For information on the trip contact Bill at 616-460-0112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Lead the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
There are still opportunities to help lead the club forward. We still need volunteers for a few other positions. 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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Programs and Events of Interest
Waterfowl Workshop: August 25 at the the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings. Registration required. Click here for an informational flyer.
Climate + Art Fest! August 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Lions and Rabbits, 1264 Plainfield Ave, NE. Click here for an informational flyer.
Michigan Audubon Seminar Series: Native Plants and Back Yard Bird Habitat, September 10, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Click here for additional information.
Winter Birding in New Mexico: December 7-14, 2018.
Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden, MI is excited to announce what
promises to be another fantastic field tour opportunity for Michigan
Click here for a brochure with complete information.
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.
Interesting eBird sightings for May 2018, June 2018 and July 2018 are available. Beginning in January 2018, the monthly eBird summary will only include the very unusual and rare sightings. Earlier reports are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.