Welcome to the Grand Rapids Audubon Club website

. . . It's here!!

The 2017 birdathon will see the competition heat up for bragging rights and trophies. This year's birdathon runs from April 15 to May 30. Now is the time to get your team organized and in training. Click here for complete details.

Listen to Michigan Radio's Environment Report on the 2013 West Michigan Birdathon

Wink, Wink, Nod, Nod

Click here for a very subtle bird related cartoon.

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

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.

GRAC field trips are now available into the month of June

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 February 2017, March 2017 and April 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 April 2017 Caller is now available from the newsletter link above.

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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

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Upcoming Events of Interest:

Cerulean Warbler Weekend: Sat., June 10 - Sun., June 11