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The April 2014 Caller is now available.

Click on Newsletter link left.

Articles for inclusion in the newsletter can be sent to: GRAC.newsletter@glsga.org

Note: if you missed a recent issue of the Caller you can E-mail a request for the back issue to fvano@comcast.net or GRAC.newsletter@glsga.org. Be sure to include the date of the issue of interest. Be aware that not all issues may be available.

 

GRAC Membership Program

  Date: Monday, April 28, 2014

  Time: 7:00 PM social; 7:30 PM program

  Topic: The Journey to Zero

    - For complete details click on the Membership Program link.

 

2014 Field Trips

Saturday, April 19; 7:00 AM

    - Spring Marsh Birds and Hawks

Saturday, April 26; 8:00 AM

    - Millennium Park

For a complete description on these, and other future field trips, see the Field Trips link left.

 

Fund Raiser

El Barrio Restaurant, 545 Michigan Street NE, will donate 15% of all sales on Thursday, April 10, 2014 between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM for everyone who makes a purchase AND presents a copy of this flyer: CLICK HERE. The funds will be used to help provide educational nature presentations with live animals at the Aquinas College Nature Festival on May 17, 2014.

 

Thornapple Woodpecker Festival

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

The paved Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail follows the Thornapple River and has been called the most beautiful railtrail in Michigan. The area has an established population of the rare Red-headed Woodpecker, as well as all the other six eastern US woodpeckers. To celebrate this, the 4th Thornapple Woodpecker Festival will feature guided birding walks and golf cart tours of the woodpecker nesting area along the river and the Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail. For complete details CLICK HERE.

 

2nd Annual West Michigan Birdathon and Nature Festival

Birdathon: Saturday, May 3 through Sunday May 18

Nature Festival: Saturday, May 17

For complete details CLICK HERE

For Birdathon/Nature Festival Flyer: CLICK HERE

 

GRAC Bird Reports

Monthly bird sightings may be E-mailed to our Bird Report Chairman, Tom Holt, at thomasjholt32@yahoo.com. Also, Peregrine Falcon sightings in downtown Grand Rapids should be reported to Elaine Kampmueller at ekampmue@grcc.edu.

 

Rare Bird Sightings

Michigan rare bird sightings can be found on the Michigan Listers website: CLICK HERE