January 23, 2020 Meeting & Program

Birds: Here? There? Not Really Everywhere with Tara Beveroth

Illinois Natural History Survey Avian Biologist

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 PM at the South Mad Goat Coffee House (just off I-74)

Birds are declining all over the world, and the numbers at which they are declining is staggering. Come learn how scientists and citizen scientists alike are monitoring bird populations in North American and, more specifically, in Illinois. Understanding which species are facing the biggest threats, and what we can do to help them, is critical to the long-term health of many species.

We are pleased to have Tara Beveroth bring us up to speed on this issue of great concern. Originally from northwest Illinois, she attended Western Illinois University where she received her B.S. and M.S. She joined the Illinois Natural History Survey as an avian ecologist in 2004 where she has been involved in many projects including the Critical Trends Assessment Program. She also coordinates annual statewide Spring Bird Count (SBC) and Monitoring of Owls and Nightjars (MOON) programs. Tara is passionate about bird conservation and bird friendly habitat as well as many other conservation issues facing the world, which is why she enjoys engaging with all who will listen through public outreach.

Mad Goat Coffee is a locally owned roastery and coffee shop, proudly serving the Danville area since 2014, located at 701 S Gilbert in Danville, IL.