Fieldtrip to Middle Fork River Forest Preserve

Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, the largest preserve in Champaign County, contains 1,702 acres composed of old hardwood timber, reforested lowlands, grassy meadows, and in-progress prairie restorations. Rich in trails, Middle Fork contains one of the region's premier Waterfowl Management Areas, and it is also home to a favorite camping area, the Harry L. Swartz Campground. Join us Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8am for a morning hike through the preserve. Brian Stearns will lead you to the birding hotspots at the North Waterfowl Area, South Waterfowl Area, and Point Pleasant. Enjoy the opportunity to see eagles, wading birds and a variety of other waterfowl. We will wrap-up in time for lunch. Picnic tables are available for those who'd like to pack a sack lunch and eat at the preserve.…
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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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