Peoria Audubon Meetings
Wild Things - Waterbirds at Forbes Biological
October 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Live in-person at
Forest Park Nature Center and Streamed via
Send email request
for Zoom link
Join us for an exciting evening with
Josh Osborn, Waterbird Ecologist and Facilities Manager at the
Forbes Biological Station near Havana, IL. Josh will be
sharing his knowledge on waterfowl research - including recent
rail migration. This includes
Virginia Rail, which are migratory rails that are game species
across much of their range, including here in Illinois.
Forbes Biological Station
(Image from Forbes Station)
Josh has several research interests that include wetland and
waterbird ecology, specifically studies with habitat management
implications at mid-migration and southern latitudes. Josh
also conducts aerial surveys of fall- and spring-migrating
shorebirds along the Illinois River.
Forbes Biological Station, established in 1894, is located along
the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge near
Havana, Illinois. It is the oldest inland field station in North
America and one of nine field stations of the Illinois Natural
History Survey. T
Show up at Forest Park
Nature Center for Josh's live presentation on recent waterbird
send email for a Zoom link as we stream the live event.
for link to the Zoom or show up in person at 7:00 p.m. at Forest Park Nature
Center in Peoria Heights.
Peoria Audubon meetings always feature timely topics and everyone is welcome. And, the
meetings are always FREE!
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free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.