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Birding Oaxaca

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join Washtenaw Audubon’s longtime foreign field trip leader, Bryn Martin, for a report on the WAS trip he led to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca in August of this year. The trip started in Oaxaca City and visited a variety of habitats from high mountains to the Pacific coast. The trip yielded 220 species, […]

Special Member Meeting to Vote on Changing Our Name

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Notice to all current members of Washtenaw Audubon: Save the date for this important program to learn about the controversy surrounding Audubon's actions during his lifetime, and the movement to remove "Audubon" from the name of many of our sister birding organizations. We will vote on whether to remove the "Audubon" name at this meeting, […]

Birding the Deserts of Rajasthan

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join Amurthur Ramamurthy for an interesting program on the colorful desert birds of India, including the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard. Ram is a native of India and an avid birder and photographer. This is a hybrid event and will be offered in person and via Zoom. Zoom links will be updated here before the […]

Weekend Walk for Birds at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This is one of the top Washtenaw County birding hotspots in September and always a pleasure to walk. Join us as we search the beautiful grounds of the botanical gardens for fall migrants. Meet at the steps to the conservatory. Matthaei members park for free with metered parking for everyone else. Leader: Matthew Spoor   […]

Special Meeting: Removing “Audubon” From Our Name

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

There has been a recent movement among a number of Audubon clubs to remove the word “Audubon” from the name of each organization. The current board of Washtenaw Audubon supports a name change due to the historical evidence for John James Audubon’s slave ownership and racist opinions. Among the Audubon groups that have changed their […]

Antarctica: Penguins, Whales, Seals, and Covid

Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join Andrew Sturgess in-person at the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium for the a program on one of the world’s most beautiful and remote birding destinations, the frozen continent of Antarctica. In addition to its fabulous avifauna, including albatrosses, skuas, prions, and penguins, Antarctica also is home to whales and seals. Besides the sometimes heavy […]