Join Peoria Audubon Society
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Learn about birds, their natural habitats, and related conservation issues through monthly programs and special events
Sharpen your bird identification skills through field trips and networking with other local bird enthusiasts
Contribute to the collective knowledge of Central Illinois birds by participating in bird counts and censuses
Pass your knowledge along by assisting in public education programs
Voice your concern for birds and Central Illinois’ wild places by participating in conservation efforts
Demonstrate your commitment to habitat preservation by getting involved with the sanctuary initiative
- Monthly programs from September to May on birds, birdwatching, and conservation issues.
- Seasonal trips to Central Illinois locations, timed to coincide with migratory and wintering birds.
- Birding the Illinois River trips that highlight waterfowl around the
backwater lakes south of Peoria, in the spring and fall.
- Special trips to
nature preserves that are owned and managed by Peoria Audubon.
Spring bird counts for Peoria and adjacent counties.
Christmas bird counts centered in Peoria, Chautauqua (Mason county), and Chillicothe.
Local field trips
January Eagle Day
Fourth of July Butterfly Count
Fall Bird Seed Sale
Peoria Hummingbird Festival
Christmas and Spring Bird Counts
Bird’s Eye View newsletter covering local activities.
Facebook - for
National Audubon Society's Audubon magazine (with
Peoria Audubon sponsors Audubon Adventures, National Audubon’s conservation newsletter, in select local third-grade classrooms. Peoria Audubon also participates in local nature-related events such as the Clean Water Celebration held for junior high students each spring at the Peoria Civic Center.
Peoria Audubon works on select local conservation issues. Recent efforts have focused on the dedication of Peoria Park District’s Singing Woods property as an Illinois State Nature Preserve and helping Illinois Audubon preserve Plum Island, important wintering eagle habitat adjacent to Starved Rock State Park.
In 2000, Peoria Audubon started a sanctuary initiative to support the long-range goal of acquiring a local bird sanctuary for public wildlife observation. A standing committee works on fund-raising efforts, fund management, planning, and scouting potential sanctuary sites.
Peoria Audubon partners with local and state organizations to further bird and habitat conservation. Members serve on the Heartland Water Resources Council, the Audubon Council of Illinois, and advise the Crow Creek Watershed committee.
How Do I Join?
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Make Local Only checks and donations payable to Peoria Audubon Society.
Send your Local Membership and/or Donation Form to:
Peoria Audubon Society
PO Box 3535
Peoria, Illinois 61612
A Local Only and Donation Form is
available in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format.
Local membership in Peoria Audubon includes membership in the
Peoria Academy of Sciences. Dual membership includes membership in
the Peoria Audubon Society, the Peoria Academy of Sciences, and
National Audubon Society.
Peoria Audubon is incorporated in the State of Illinois with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, making all charitable contributions tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.