Peoria Audubon Meetings
All About eBird
Wed., Mar. 8,
2017 @ 7:00 PM
Forest Park Nature Center
Peoria Audubon's own Pete Fenner will be on hand to discuss
describe why it is as an essential birding tool.
Pete retired from Caterpillar in late 2015, but has been an
active birder for more than 35 years. Pete has been an
officer or board member for Peoria Audubon since 2005 and is
a also a state trustee for The Nature Conservancy in
Illinois, a position he has held since 2008. He has a
Biology degree from Colgate University.
eBird - from Cornell Lab of
Pete will discuss eBird and describe why it is as an
essential birding tool. Pete has his entire bird sighting
history loaded into eBird, over 2500 checklists and a life
list of 957. He will demonstrate the eBird web application,
but will focus most of his time on the eBird mobile
application (since his talk in 2016 focused mostly on eBird
Pete is mostly familiar with the iPhone application but has
had some limited experience with Android, and members should
be aware that there are some differences. Pete would like
interested members bring their mobile phones to the meeting,
download the free eBird app in advance (if they haven't
already) and he will be prepared to answer questions members
have about eBird. Please join us!
Smartphone Screen Capture
Showing Birding Hotspots Around Peoria
The above image is a screen capture from an iPhone
running the free
eBird Mobile App. It shows a map of
the birding hotspots listed in eBird around Peoria.
Zooming in or out will expand the interactive map
accordingly. Pete will
showcase how the app works, in addition to many of the
lesser known features.
Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting at Forest Park
Nature Center and hear about the new developments at
Birding the Illinois River
2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Birders at Emiquon on Annual
"Birding the Illinois" Field Trip
On March 4, Peoria Audubon Society, in a partnership with
the Peoria Park District, will be hosting our annual
"Birding the Illinois River" field trip that will include a
stopover at Emiquon Preserve. We will be stopping at
numerous birding hotspots, all along the Illinois River
south of Peoria in search of
waterfowl. Each trip is always unique as the birds are
always moving around.
Plus, this time
because of a special arrangement, the field trip will be
special in that we will have access to an area of Emiquon
that is behind the scenes and closed to the public.
Snacks, meals and transportation in a Peoria Park District
van are included.
Fee; $40/person (Audubon and Nature Center members receive a
$5 discount) Call
Nature Center at (309)686-3360 for more information.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Forest Park Nature Center. Everyone
is welcome. And, the meetings are FREE!
Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.