Sat. Aug. 12,
2017 @ 9:00 AM-Noon
Park (A few
miles west of Peoria)
6329 N. Koerner Road
Edwards, IL 61528
Kleen, retired ornithologist and one of the few licensed
hummingbird banders in the U.S., will be on hand to
demonstrate hummingbird banding and discuss the fascinating
world of hummingbirds.
Come and see how hummingbirds are harmlessly trapped and
banded. The enthusiasm of the kids watching
hummingbirds make this a fun, educational event. The
close encounters with hummingbirds really thrill the kids.
Vern Demonstrating and Explaining
Banding the hummingbirds helps scientists study their
migration patterns and monitor their population.
This free event is come-as-you-please, with banding
beginning at 9 am. at
Park, just west of Peoria Donations are
Birding Tour of the Illinois River
Sat. Aug. 19,
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Catch the peak of
fall shorebird migration by birding with our annual, joint,
Peoria Audubon/Peoria Park District field trip. We
will take in several of the
waterfowl and shorebird migration hotspots along the
Illinois River- spots renowned for both scenic quality and
the Forest Park Nature Center, we
travel south along the east shore of the river stopping at
Spring Lake and Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, then
proceed to one of the largest wetland restoration projects
in the world: the
Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve. We will
stop at additional hot spots along the river and head on to
Rice Lake and Banner Marsh.
American White Pelicans at
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge
led by Dennis Endicott and Mike Miller of the Peoria Audubon
Society, includes transportation in a Peoria Park District
van, a delicious lunch in Havana, and snacks along the way.
Pre-registration required. (309-686-3360)
Register early by phone or at the Forest Park Nature Center
as this trip fills up fast. Best for 12 and up. Forest Park
Nature Center and/or Peoria Audubon Members receive a $5
discount form the $35 fee. Trip will leave Peoria at 7:00
AM from Forest
Park Nature Center. We will return by 5:00 PM.
Peoria Audubon Meetings
The 2017-2018 Season starts on
Illinois' Bats, and
Why You Should Love
September 13, 2017
7:00 PM at
Barbara Williams, bat enthusiast and
expert, will be on hand to talk about: Backyard Bats,
Illinois' Bats and Why You Should Love Them. And,
immediately following this very special meeting, Barbara
said there is a good possibility of going outside and
demonstrating an ultrasonic bat detector so the group can
see how it works "in real life." She said, "This can make
for a nice informal ending to a lecture."
Illinois Backyard Bats
Come on out for an entertaining and educational lecture,
followed by a demonstration to see our flying, furry,
friends, while feeding on flying insects.
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.