Calendar of Programs and Events

Sundays, Sept 1 - Oct 27, 7:30–9am
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Meet in the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot. Walks officially end at 9am, but if things are exciting some folks stay longer. Birders of all ages and experience welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Sundays Sept 1 - Oct 27, 7:15-9:45am
Birds, Binoculars and Beverages
Stop by before or after the Sunday Morning Birds Walks when the Anita Purves Nature Center will be open early to visitors and birders. Don’t have binoculars? They will be available for loan at the nature center. After the birdwalk, enjoy coffee, light snacks and conversation while you observe birds from the Wildlife Observation Room, explore the exhibits in the Field Station or shop in the Audubon Nature Shop.

Thursday, Oct 3, 7-9pm
October Program: Lights Out for Migration
Urbana Free Library Auditorium
Learn about light pollution and the effects on migratory birds. We will be hosting local experts David Leake (CUAS), Matt Kuntz (CCFPD), and Sarai Stuart (UIUC) for a discussion about dark sky initiatives in town, light pollution, and how birds deal with these challenges during the long flight across continents during spring and fall migration.
Open to the public; for all ages; FREE

Saturday, Oct 5, 7:30am
CCAS Member Birdwalk
Meadowbrook Park, Race St Parking Lot
A special birdwalk for Champaign County Audubon Society members! We take a stroll around Meadowbrook park to see what warblers, sparrows, and grassland birds Meadowbrook park has to offer.

Saturday, Oct 12, 9-10am
Low Mobility Bird Sit - New Location!
Anita Purves Nature Center
Sit a spell and bird-watch with a representative from the Champaign County Audubon Society. Enjoy the sights and sounds from the windowed Wildlife Observation Room at the Anita Purves Nature Center. The room features a parabolic microphone system that brings the sounds of nature indoors!
This program is wheelchair accessible and open to all ages and abilities.

Saturday, Oct 19, 7:30am-afternoon
Field Trip to Kennekuk Cove
Vermilion County Conservation District
5 miles west of Danville. This park has Lake Mingo, several marshlands, and a restored prairie. Meet to car pool at Anita Purves parking lot at 7:30 and return in the afternoon.

Monday, Oct 21, 7pm
Board Meeting
Champaign Public Library
CCAS members welcome.

Saturday, Nov 9, 9-10am
Low Mobility Bird Sit - New Location!
Anita Purves Nature Center
Sit a spell and bird-watch with a representative from the Champaign County Audubon Society. Enjoy the sights and sounds from the windowed Wildlife Observation Room at the Anita Purves Nature Center. The room features a parabolic microphone system that brings the sounds of nature indoors!
This program is wheelchair accessible and open to all ages and abilities.

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Recurring Events

Sunday Morning Birdwalks
March-May & Sept-Oct
Sundays, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Our most popular event! Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30 a.m. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some intrepid birders stay later).

Programs
Feb-May & Sept-Dec
First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Guest speakers present on a variety of topics throughout the year. Programs are usually located at the Urbana Free Library auditorium (no programs January, June, July, August)
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Bird Counts
See Bird Count page.

Board Meetings
Third Monday of the month, 7:15 p.m.
(No meetings June, July, December) 


For more learning opportunities, please see programs and events offered at two local park districts:
Urbana Park District
Champaign County Forest Preserve District

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