BIRD BANDING FIELD TRIPS RETURN THIS FALL!
Attention all 4th Grade Teachers and Home School Groups:
Grand Valley Audubon is happy to announce our Fall bird banding season beginning Monday, September 20th through Friday, October 15. Once again we will underwrite the cost of transportation to and from the Connected Lakes State Park banding site for this half day field trip for students. More information will be sent out to schools the week of August 16th. If you are a 4th grade teacher who has NOT received this and would like to know more, please contact Cary Atwood, Banding Coordinator email@example.com
PRESERVE WETLANDS OPEN HOUSE & PUBLIC BIRD BANDING
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, 8:30-11:30am
Join us for a guided walk overview of the first phase of our wetlands restoration project, and what Phase 2 will entail, as well as a first look at the installation of new interpretive signs about the importance of wetlands.
From the Preserve, stroll into the Kingfisher area of Connected Lakes State Park and spend time experiencing the scientific enterprise of bird banding with our certified bird bander. You will get up close and personal to wild songbirds and learn what the capture, study and release of migrating birds means as it relates to bird biology and migration.
SPRING COUNT FEEDBACK
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Spring Count, particularly to Harriet Stephens and Shannon Young for the coordination. Hopefully, next year, we can consider covid behind us and once again invite anyone who desires to help. We apologize to any who felt left out this year; it was solely because of sensitivity to the pandemic.
BIRDING ADVENTURES 2021
THERE IS STILL ROOM ON THE COSTA RICA TRIP - SEE BELOW!
Check out the Grand Valley Audubon Costa Rica Trip 2021!
Accompany Grand Valley Audubon on a birding excursion in the Osa Peninsula to seek out the spectacular abundance of avifauna, flora, and wildlife inhabiting the primary and secondary rainforest. Hike through Corcovado National Park—the largest national park in Costa Rica—and observe the area’s richness in biodiversity, learn about conservation initiatives, explore Caño Island, and search for water and shore birds along the Tárcoles River on this 8-day journey through a natural hub for wildlife and beautiful scenery. Click here to find out more!