Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website
January 2022 Membership Meeting
Our January membership program "Wilderness – Unique Treasure" will be presented by GRAC member Ranger Steve Mueller. People will have the option of attending in person at the Donnelly Center or joining the meeting virtually via Zoom. Those who choosing to attend in person, please follow the COVID-19 protocols found on the Membership Meeting page.
For those choosing the Zoom meeting offered online, at 7:30 PM on
Monday, January 31, 2022, follow these instructions.
Step #1: Click here to join
Step #2: Enter meeting ID: 853 0438 0380
Step #3: Enter passcode: 962909
November Membership Meeting Replay
A replay of the November 2021 Zoom membership meeting is available on YouTube by clicking here. Alternately, it can be viewed here on the GRAC website by clicking on the thumbnail left. Replays of all GRAC membership meetings from November 2020 to the current meeting are available on the video page.
Upcoming 2021-2022 Membership Meeting Requirements
We are planning to hold our membership meetings at Aquinas College beginning in
October with the following protocols.
(1) Regardless of vaccination status attendees will be required to properly wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while indoors.
(2) Social distancing is required for all members outside a personal household. This applies regardless of vaccination status.
(3) Attendees will be asked to provide name and contact information in the event contact tracing is required.
Zoom Meeting Replays
Replays of our 2020-2021 Zoom meetings can be found on our video page.
Weekly Millennium Park Walks Continue
Hike Millennium Park to see what’s hanging
around. Many birds have been reported from this varied habitat near the
river. There are ponds, swampy ponds, lowland forest and various
secondary growth. The walks begin at 8:00 AM every Thursday. Details on field trip page.
COVID-19 protocols are being lifted June 22. The continued use of masks is at the discretion of the trip leader.
Winter 2022 Climate Watch Surveys
A community science program explores how North American birds are responding to climate change. According to Audubon’s 2019 climate change report up to two-thirds of North American birds are vulnerable to extinction due to climate change. What can you do to help? Start here to learn more about Audubon's Climate Watch survey. Click here for Becky Kuhn's instructions on how you can join the survey. But hurry, it runs between January 15 and February 15, 2022.
Help Lead the Grand Rapids Audubon Club
There are new 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.
eBird Reports are available for October, November and December
While we may be staying at home, birds are not. You may be interested in reports of sightings the area the last three months. eBird summaries for October 2021, November 2021 and December 2021 are now available.
I Saw A Bird: Audubon's Monthly Video Show
Each month, Audubon’s social media producer Christine Lin and chief network officer David Ringer welcome celebrities and guests to offer a fresh look at the world of birds and birdwatching. The series of programs for 2020 and 2021 are complete. However, you can view all 21 previous episodes by clicking here.
Fund Raising Opportunity
Do you buy from Amazon? If so, signup for AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Click here for details on how to signup.
GRAC Media Pages Include Photographs and Videos