Calendar of Programs and Events
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Sunday, September 1 – October 31st
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Meet at the APNC Parking Lot
Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park
Monthly Meeting and Seminar Schedule
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Eavesdropping on Warblers to Defend Against Brood Parasitism
With Shelby Lawson, PhD candidate at University of Illinois:Urbana-Champaign
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST
A National Community Science Effort
February 12th – 15th, 2021
The Great Backyard Bird Count was the first ever fully online community science project started in 1998. Be one of the over 250,000 people that participate each year! For four days in February, the whole world gets together to conduct a bird census, a snapshot in time of what birds are active and where. These observations help us better understand the status and health of bird populations. Plus its fun! Join us by counting from home for any amount of time throughout the count period. More instructions can be found on the Great Backyard Bird Count Website and details on how to conduct the count through eBird or Merlin can be found here.
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).
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).
See Bird Count page.
Third Monday of the month, 7:00pm
Champaign Public Library – Friends Conference Room
(No meetings June, July, December)