Calendar of Programs and Events

Thursday, December 5, 7pm
December Program
The Legacy and Future of the Christmas Bird Count
Urbana Free Library Auditorium
Open to the public; for all ages; FREE
Join us the week before the count begins to learn more about the history and importance of this citizen science effort and how you can be part of it! Learn about some trick winter IDs and how to better differentiate between some of the more common birds you might see this winter!

Saturday, December 14
120th Christmas Bird Count
Each location has a count Circle with a 15 mile radius. Our circle centers on Deers. Participants are needed for any amount of time. Contact Helen Parker, 367-3130 to help or for more info.
More info:

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).

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)

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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