NEWS

Our Commitment to the BIPOC Community

Washtenaw Audubon Society is committed to being open and welcoming to all birders regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation. We recognize that the outdoor spaces have not traditionally been very open and welcoming to People of Color and wanted to help create times and places where we intentionally

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WAS Goes Birding in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Please consider joining fellow members of Washtenaw Audubon Society in an international birding trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, August 11-22, 2023. With close to 50 birds endemic to Mexico to be seen in Oaxaca, it is not only one of the safest destinations in the country, but one of the best

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Travel to Ecuador with Washtenaw Audubon

Please consider joining Washtenaw Audubon Society this upcoming January for a journey across the Andes of Northern Ecuador. This popular birding circuit lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s premier birding regions, with colorful families such as hummingbirds and tanagers reaching their peak global diversity in this

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Scholarships for Young Birders

Washtenaw Audubon is pleased to offer full scholarships for young birders to attend birding camps. Please send a letter of interest to  by April 15, 2022. Scholarship image by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Pix4free

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Michigan Young Birders Camp – Register Now

After two years of offering a virtual camp experience, Michigan Audubon has announced that they are moving back to an in-person Michigan Young Birders Camp for 2022! Michigan Audubon is pleased to continue to connect young people with the diverse bird communities of the Great Lakes region for the fifth

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Ann Arbor Crows Get Noticed

It happens every year: someone notices the large flocks of crows gathering at dusk during the winter and asks Washtenaw Audubon about it. And with good reason; the flocks of these gregarious birds can be loud!   Check out this article in the online magazine Agate: Read the article

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January/February 2022 Newsletter

The January/February 2022 Newsletter is available online. Contents include: 76th Christmas Bird Count President’s Letter Field Trip Schedule Upcoming Work Days at our Searles Preserve November-December Birding Highlights Upcoming Programs Read Now

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Big News! We’re Back.

We have big news to announce!  Beginning this month, October 2021, Matthaei Botanical Gardens has opened their meeting facility, for groups such as Washtenaw Audubon Society.  Therefore, our October Meeting will be held in person.  Please join us for visiting and connecting at 7:10 p.m. on October 20th, 2021.  The program

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Revived WAS Annual Picnic a Great Success

In July 2021 we revived a treasured tradition of our past, the Annual Picnic. Close to 50 WAS members and prospective members attended this year. It was so moving to see us all gathered under the picnic shelter at Dexter Huron MetroPark, after over a year of not seeing anyone

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VIDEO: Birding the Rocky Mountains — presentation by John Mills

Join John Mills for a look at his ten week trip through the Rocky Mountains, from Montana through Arizona, with a look at the 65 life birds he saw during his odyssey, including Chestnut-collared Longspur, Baird’s Sparrow, Rosy-Finches, Mountain Plovers, Eared Quetzal, and Lucifer’s Hummingbird, plus Grizzly Bear, and Wolf.

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