Sunday, May 5, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rules for the 2019 Grosse Pointe Birding Challenge

Join us on Monday, May 6, for the 14th annual Grosse Pointe Birding Challenge. Teams from each of the five Grosse Pointes will be spreading out across their communities to count as many bird species as possible. The team that gets the most points at the end of the competition wins!

Please note: There is a significant rule change for this year's challenge!

1. The competition starts anytime after midnight.

2. You are not restricted to the city you live in, but there is only one team per community. Just let Challenge Commissioner Mark O'Keefe know which city you plan to bird in advance. If you decide to become the Shores team, you will be able to bird the Ford House.

3. We're on the honor system. Nevertheless, claims of extremely rare birds will likely be challenged by the other competitors. You may be asked to provide proof.

4. The bonus bird has been eliminated. Now to goal is to find a list-buster. Find one and get a bonus! (A species will be considered a "list buster" if it's not on the official challenge checklist.

5. Meet at Panera Bread in the Village in Grosse Pointe at noon sharp to tabulate. Each team will receive one point for every species it sees. The bonus bird is worth five points.

6. Be on time for the tabulation. One point will be deducted for each minute you are late.

7. All decisions of the Commissioner of the Grosse Pointe Birding Challenge are final and are not reviewable by a court of law or a congressional committee.

Non-Grosse Pointe residents are welcome. Contact Grosse Pointe Audubon president Bill Rapai for more information.

Good luck!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

January meeting is canceled

Friends: I am disappointed to say that due to pending inclement weather, the Grosse Pointe Audubon meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, has been canceled. Our speaker will be rescheduled for the fall. Bill Rapai President

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter 2019 meeting schedule

Here's Grosse Pointe Audubon's Winter meeting schedule. The Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 meetings will be held in the annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee, Grosse Pointe. The March 18 meeting will be held at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, 15175 E. Jefferson Ave., Grosse Pointe Park.

Jan. 28—Like Father, Like Son: The Autobiography of a Birder
Ray Stocking, a former Grosse Pointer who now lives in Ann Arbor, shares the story of his unusual introduction to bird watching some 25 years ago. During his senior year in college, with very little birding experience and no binoculars, Ray's father, Jerome, asked Ray to join him in an overnight birding trip that would alter Ray’s world forever.

Feb. 25—Birds, Beasts and Beliefs
Cathy Theisen takes us on a photo journey from southern India's Nagarhole National Park north to Binsar Forest Reserve, near the Nepali border. Bengal tigers, Hornbills, Asian Elephants, Treepies, Minivets, Fantails, Barbets, Laughingthrushes, and Painted Spurfowl are just some of the myriad species spread across this fantastic landscape.

March 18—Birding Jeopardy!
Put your knowledge of all things feathered to the test during this unique, and fun, game designed to get your “bird – brain” working. From biology to folklore to identification and more; it’s all fair game. From beginner to expert. Hosted by Kevin Arnold of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority.

Winter 2019 Grosse Pointe Audubon Newsletter

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