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Peoria Audubon Newsletter:

 The Bird's Eye View

Latest Copy

Spring 2015



Photo Gallery

Birding Tour of the Illinois River




Secure, On-line Donations to Peoria Audubon Society


Peoria Audubon Meetings

Dixon Waterfowl Refuge


Wed., March 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Forest Park Nature Center


Gary Sullivan, Senior Restoration Ecologist with the Wetlands Initiative, will be on hand to tell us all about the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at the Hennepin & Hopper Lakes.  Gary will talk about how the wetlands have developed into what they are today; including the new tract being restored to sand prairie and savanna beginning later this year. 



Wetlands at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge

More than 270 bird species have been observed nesting, foraging, or resting at the 2,700-acre project

EXTRA: Dine at TGIFridays (Peoria Grand Prairie) before the 7:00 PM meeting, say you are with Peoria Audubon, and 15% of the proceeds will go to Peoria Audubon!  Several members will be there for the event. 


Click the logo for a 15% donation event coupon.

Peoria Audubon will be leading a field trip to the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge on May 2.


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.


Field Trip Opportunity:

Birding the Illinois River

Saturday, March 7

7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This trip will take in some of the migratory hotspots along the Illinois River Valley. The areas we visit depend on where scouting reports show the birds to be, but will probably include Spring Lake, Chautauqua, Emiquon and Rice Lake. Timing of this trip should be good for spring migration of waterfowl.

Snow Geese at Emiquon

Mallards & Pintails near Havana

Registration will include transportation in a Peoria Park District van, lunch and snacks. Trip Leaders; Mike Miller and Maury Brucker 

Pre-registration required Call Forest Park Nature Center @ 309-686-3360 for info and to register Fee; $35/person, Nature Center and Peoria Audubon Members discount price $30/person. Meet at FPNC @ 7:00 AM, Return by 4:00 PM


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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