NEWS

Special Member Meeting: Name Change Vote

We have a very important meeting to share with you all. On March 20th, 2024 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens at 7:30 PM, we will vote in an up or down vote to ratify our newly selected name: Washtenaw Bird & Nature Alliance! Please plan to attend if you are a

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New Name Input Wanted

On October 18, 2023, the members of Washtenaw Audubon Society voted overwhelmingly to change the name of our organization. As we move forward with the process of choosing a new name for our beloved group, we believe it is vital to seek input from our community. With this objective in

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Members Vote to Drop Audubon and Pursue Name Change

[Ann Arbor, MI], [Wednesday, October 18, 2023] — Washtenaw Audubon Society, a southeast Michigan bird conservation organization, is excited to announce a significant step towards a more inclusive future. After careful consideration and extensive member engagement, the organization has decided to drop the “Audubon” from its name and embark on

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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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