Birding Senegal by Rob Kanter

Enjoy a vicarious escape from the central Illinois winter through this show of bird photos taken by Rob Kanter on a recent family tour of Senegal. We'll "visit" city birds in the capital, Dakar, as well as waders, shorebirds, and more on stops along the Atlantic coast at Cap Saint Louis in the north and Toubacouta in the south. Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Danville Public Library
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Bald Eagle Watch Weekend 2016

Illinois Audubon Society presents Bald Eagle Watch Weekend 2016 A Celebration of Nature along the Illinois River January 30 & 31, 2016 held at the following locations: Starved Rock Lodge Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Starved Rock Visitor Center Live birds of prey shows, programs and exhibits for all ages Click here for the Bald Eagle Watch Weekend Schedule Admission to all events is FREE, however a ticket is required for entry into the live birds of prey shows. FREE tickets for the Illinois Raptor Center's program at Starved Rock Lodge will be given out at the Lodge starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  FREE tickets for the John James Audubon program at the Waterway visitor Center will be given out oat the Waterway Visitor Center starting at 9 a.m.…
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2015 Middlefork River Valley CBC Results by Steve Bailey

Here are the results from the Middle Fork River Valley Christmas Bird Count held this winter on December 16, 2015. BIG thanks to all of this year’s other count participants and those who have either helped several times on the Middle Fork CBC or who have helped virtually every year of this CBCs 32 year history! Special thanks to Connie Cunningham and especially Grant Cunningham for sharing their home near Oakwood to once again host this year’s CBC compilation potluck dinner. Grant’s venison stews and/or chili are always an enjoyable and welcome, warm and tasty meal after a long, cold day counting birds! Observers were out counting birds from 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Birds tallied included 76 species on the day of the count, plus three Count Week species…
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