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All events take place at Forest Park Nature Center at the foot of Forest Park Drive in Peoria Heights unless otherwise noted.

The public is welcome to attend these free meetings!

Even turkeys come to Peoria Audubon meetings





2022 Calendar of Events

Keep watching, as events will be added throughout the year

May 2022

Sat. May 7 Spring Bird Count

Statewide survey of birds.  This bird count is timed to be at the peak of spring migration.  The Peoria Audubon Society organizes teams to participate in the Statewide count.  Contact Mike Miller at (309) 681-2858, Peoria County compiler, for more information and to volunteer.

Wed. May 11  7:00 p.m. Meeting - Challenges, Stories, and Situations of being an African-American Birder

As part of a project to promote inclusivity, not just diversity, Peoria Audubon is sponsoring a program on the challenges, stories, and situations of being a Black person and a birder. 

This meeting will be virtual.  Send email to peoriaaudubon@gmail.com for link to join.   

September 2022

Wed. Sept. 14 7:00 p.m. Live in-person at FPNC and via Zoom


Herb Unkrich - All About Bluebirds

Join us as Herb Unkrich lets us know all about bluebirds and bluebird monitoring at the Forest Park Nature Center.  Meeting is also scheduled to be broadcast Live via Zoom - send email to peoriaaudubon@gmail.com for link to virtual meeting.

Herb will have numerous stories about his experiences at monitoring and care for numerous bluebird houses throughout the Peoria Area.  

October 2022

Wed. Oct. 12   7:00 p.m. Live in-person at FPNC and via Zoom Pete Fenner - Scaaary Birds of the World!  

Birds are adorable and cute, right? Well...not all are. Just in time for Halloween, Pete Fenner will present the "Scaaary Birds of the World." This will be an in-person presentation at Forest Park Nature Center, plus a simultaneous presentation via Zoom. Be prepared! You will see and hear just how scary some birds can be!

November 2022

Wed. Nov. 9 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Adam Eggemeyer - Leaving a Legacy for Birds and Nature

Adam Eggemeyer, Deputy Director of Gift Planning Fundraising at The Nature Conservancy, will be with us to provide a virtual presentation on Leaving a Legacy for Birds and Nature

December 2022

Dec. 14, 2022 - Jan. 5, 2023

Dates Not Final

Christmas Bird Counts - Details Not Yet Final

Peoria Audubon will be participating in three separate Christmas Bird Counts in Central Illinois.  Join us for the 123rd annual event.  Specific details are not yet final.

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