Bluebird Monitoring Season is Here!

It is spring and bluebirds are in the area selecting nesting territory, and that means it’s time to get your nest boxes ready! Now is the time to walk your trails and check all the boxes to ensure they are all in good condition and cleaned out for the incoming nesters. Middlefork Audubon has a bluebird fund for upkeep of the trails, and replacement boxes and other materials are available. Middlefork Audubon appreciates your time and dedication to this important and valuable program that helps our local nesting bird populations while, at the same time, providing important data that tracks the status of these bird populations from year to year. With nearly 40 monitors overseeing 390 boxes in Vermilion County through the Middlefork Audubon bluebird monitoring program, we want to…
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Bird Monitoring: Past, Present, and Future Implications

Historically bird monitoring has played a vital role in understanding and benefiting birds. When determining whether or not a species should be added to the endangered species list long term monitoring data is used. Come learn about a few ongoing bird monitoring programs we have here in Illinois and why they are such important resources. Tara Beveroth, Ornithologist from the Illinois Natural History Survey,​ will present 7:00pm, Thursday, February 23 at the Danville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
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October News

August Potluck We had a great turn out at the August Potluck this year with almost 40 people in attendance. The potluck wrapped up the Bluebird monitoring season. Thank you to everyone who came and shared their stories from monitoring the trails this season. We hope to see everyone again next season! Monthly Programs After a short summer hiatus we will resume our normal monthly programs for September and October. There will not be a program in November. In December we will end the year with our Holiday Potluck and Program. Please check the back page for dates, times, and details. Boardwalk Birdwalk The monthly boardwalk birdwalk will continue to be held though the fall and winter months provided temperatures remain moderate and the weather permits. The boardwalk birdwalks are…
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