Good News! Here is Something NOT cancelled: MAY 9 Spring Bird Count

The annual Spring Bird Count is a traditional data gathering event that is useful in avian studies to monitor migrating and nesting bird species. Though COVID-19 concerns have changed the modus operandi a little bit, birders who can identify species by sight or calls are encouraged to take part. This year participants are welcome to stay at home and count bird species and numbers, bird by car, or bird in parks where social distancing is possible.

Please call our compiler, Mary Jane Easterday, at 217-213-8359 or email her at for more information on this Saturday, May 9 event.