The National Audubon Society Will Be Featuring My Work Oct 5-11th! Plus Vancouver Bird Week reaches out to marginalized birders.

The National Audubon Society has asked me to take over their Instagram account for a week starting Oct 5th and have asked me to share my work with their almost 590,000 followers. They told me they were impressed by the quality of my photographs, my passion and my advocacy for conservation. Two of my photos a day will be posted from Oct 5th until Oct 11th. This is a true honour and if you would like to follow along and see what images I will post under my Instagram takeover. Please follow the National Audubon Society's Instagram account @audubonsociety. 

If you don't have an Instagram account you can still see the twice a day posts that will feature my work by clicking this link HERE

Thank you once again to the National Audubon Society for featuring my photographic work in this manner. I am truly humbled and honoured.

To learn more about the work of the National Audubon Society and how they help preserve birds and their habitat in the Americas, please click here.

Plus if you missed watching the well-made CBC Documentary "Rare Bird Alert" that I and some of my young birders were featured in you can watch it below:

Also it is Vancouver Bird Week Oct 3-10th and I will be leading a bird walk at Reifel that is BIPOC friendly on Oct 8th. You can sign up HERE. Vancouver Bird Week and Birds Canada have reached out to marginalized birders. There will be walks that are safe and welcoming for Queer, LGBTQ+, Women and other minorities that do not generally feel included in the world of birding. You can find all the Vancouver Bird Week events and links to sign up for them here.

Red-throated Loon in BC (1st photo chosen for National Audubon’s Society Takeover)


  1. Congratulations Mel. Well deserved. I will watch the CDC documentary. Thanks for the link.

    1. Hi Jim because you are in the usa you won't be able to watch it at the link I posted. you will have to wait until cbc puts it on their youtube channel here: however you can follow the photos i will post for the national audubon society here

  2. Congratulations what a great honour!

    1. thanks it really is! so far the reception has been great and we have 2 days left to go :)

  3. Great photos. Without an instagram account credits are not visible, but I recognize your photos, which of course are excellent. I found out the CBC documentary is not viewable in the USA.

    1. Hi Jim if you right click the images on instagram on your computer they will open to a new window and then you can read the captions. no account is required. yes too bad the youtube video is only available in canada. thanks for the support.

  4. Mel,
    Another feather in your cap, and deservedly so! . Your photos, as usual, are stunning


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