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Peoria Audubon Newsletter:

 The Bird's Eye View

Latest Copy

April 2015



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Birding Tour of the Illinois River




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Peoria Audubon Society

Field Trip:

Birding the Illinois River

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Plan now for that late summer field trip opportunity.  Catch the peak of shorebird migration with this field trip led by Maury Brucker, of Peoria Audubon Society, and Mike Miller, of the Peoria Park District. Destination includes Emiquon, Lake Chautauqua, Rice lake, Banner Marsh and other great birding spots along the Illinois River south of Peoria.


Black-necked Stilts near Havana, IL

Trip includes transportation in a Park District, 15-passenger van and a catered lunch. Pre-registration required. Register early as this trip fills up fast. Best for 12 and up. Forest Park Nature Center and/or Peoria Audubon Members receive a $5 discount.

Trip will leave Peoria at 7:00 AM from the Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights We will return by 4:00 PM. 

Register at Forest Park Nature Center or by calling Peoria Park District at 686-3360 for more info and registration. Fee: $35.

Peoria Audubon Meetings

Illinois Spring Bird Count:

43 Years and Still Counting


Wed., Sept. 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Forest Park Nature Center


Start off a another season of Peoria Audubon Membership meetings with Tara Beveroth from the Illinois Ornithological Society.  Tara will be her to talk about the Illinois Spring Bird Count - 43 Years and Still Counting. 


Sora at Banner Marsh during Spring 2015 Bird Count 


The talk will discuss the history of Spring Bird Count, such as how it all began and include highlights of rare and vagrant birds throughout the years. In addition listeners can learn how we put Spring Bird Count data to use to benefit birds.


Peoria Audubon Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Forest Park Nature Center.  Everyone is welcome.  And, the meetings are FREE!


Public is Always Welcome

Meetings are free and open to the public


Monthly meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at 

Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.



Keep watching the Calendar of Events  for details on Peoria Audubon and other local activities.  The public are always welcome!  We would like to see you there!

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