To build an understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world to conserve and restore ecosystems for birds & other wildlife.
What's New with GEAS?
Hulls Gulch Bird Walk Report, April 15th
Thank you to the more than 50 people that joined us to explore our local birds at Hulls Gulch on April 15th. We saw 20 species, including 5 raptors - Great-horned owls, American kestrels, Red-tailed hawks, Sharp-shinned hawk, and a Northern Harrier! Our eBird checklist is linked below. If you would like the list shared with you, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for volunteers to help run our outreach table at the events listed below. Volunteers will share general info about GEAS, our upcoming programs, and general bird knowledge.
Contact Lizzy Miskell for more info: email@example.com
Native Plant Network: News & Opportunities
GEAS is a key partner of the The Treasure Valley Native Plant Network, which works together to collect, germinate, propagate, and create banks of seedlings for planting in restoration sites around the Treasure Valley. This April, Sean Finn represented GEAS and the Network and repotted 1000 native plants with Lowell Scott Middle School students!
Here's how you can get involved:
Host Native Plants for the Summer
Repot Seedlings with Students
For more info or to volunteer for these opportunities contact Sean Finn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the ‘Year of the Bird’ through our T-shirt fundraiser!
We hope you enjoy this ‘Year of the Bird’ design donated by Liz Urban to help our chapter celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in style. We have launched a fundraiser at Ink To The People for you to select from several tshirt styles and colors, as well as a tote bag with this design. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to GEAS! This fundraiser closes May 3rd.
New Benefit Option for Members: Birds of North America Online
For just $8 per year, you can take your bird education to the next level with access to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds of North America Online (regularly priced $42 per year). This is the most comprehensive reference for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the U.S. and Canada. You can purchase this optional membership benefit by logging into our Membership Portal. If you are already a member and don’t have a login account yet, contact us to get started at email@example.com. Not a member yet? Join today!
Wholesale, Bird-Friendly Coffee: Who's in?
GEAS could join other Audubon Chapters who support bird-friendly coffee through a wholesale coffee club with Birds and Beans, a Smithsonian Certified brand. Learn why this matters, and find out how you can order their coffee.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Whether you are an advanced birder, a beginner, or just looking to spend some time outdoors, we've got something for you. Check our calendar of events for upcoming field trips, birdwatching opportunities, monthly educational programs, special events and more!