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 The Bird's Eye View

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Spring 2014



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Birding Tour of the Illinois River




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Wildlife Sanctuary Fundraiser

Chillicothe Bottoms Wildlife Sanctuary


Sanctuary Tour:          Sun., May 4, 2014 @ 2:00-4:00 PM

Auction Fundraiser:  Wed., May 14, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

Forest Park Nature Center

In a partnership with Ducks Unlimited, Peoria Audubon Society is taking steps to acquire and develop an incredibly diverse and unique habitat known as Chillicothe Bottoms, located along the Illinois River.

The Fundraising Auction on Wednesday, May 14 starting at 7:00 PM will help provide seed monies to secure, maintain, and develop the property.  Options for future development are not yet finalized, but will likely include a viewing blind, hiking trails, and parking.  Presently, access is not open to the public. 

However, before the auction, an Open House and Tour is scheduled for Sunday May 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM.  We welcome the public to join us as we explore the 232 acre property that is home to high quality emergent wetlands, buttonbush swamp, and floodplain forest.

Come see first hand how this rare gem can be a future destination for birders and conservationists along the Illinois River! Participants should meet at 2:00 PM in the parking lot of Moffit Park on Moffit Road in Chillicothe. Wear clothing appropriate for walking in tall vegetation. Contact Mike Miller (309)657-8788 or Maury Brucker (309)696-5490 for more information.


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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