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"Birds I Have Known" -- The Bird House Show benefiting Chicago Bird Collision Monitors

April 25 through May 23. Chicago Audubon is pleased to announce that our sister organization, the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM), will be participating in The Bird House Show, "Birds I Have Known," at the August House Studio located at 2113 West Roscoe in Chicago. Bird houses created and donated by CBCM volunteers and friends will be displayed and available for purchase with proceeds benefiting CBCM. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CBCM's conservation work and to see a wide variety of creative works.

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Chicago Audubon Program: Namibia and Botswana: Where Deserts Come Alive. Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Location: North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. (Socializing and refreshments at 7:00 p.m.) The abundant and amazing wildlife of the wide open expanses of southwestern Africa--which stretches across the countries of Namibia and Botswana--will all be presented by Josh Engel of the Field Museum.

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Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting 2015 - request for nominations

We are asking our members and others who are involved in or interested in conservation to submit nominations to receive the 2014 Chicago Audubon Society’s Biennial Environmental Awards. The Awards will then be presented at a Banquet on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The award categories are listed on the Nomination form. The form can be downloaded using the link below. Awards will be presented only to those who have been officially nominated and voted on.

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Eagle Optics Day was a Huge Success!

Our annual Eagle Optics Day was held in April at North Park Village Nature Center and a good time was had by all! Once again, we thank the Eagle Optics experts for their willingness to answer questions and give guidance about optic equipment of all kinds. We thank them for their generous donation to Chicago Audubon of a portion of all sales.

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What to do if you see a Whooping Crane ~

whooping crane photo

Photo by Klaus Nigge. National Geographic

 

This is migration time … just a friendly reminder …
Please keep the following guidelines in mind if you sight one of these magnificent birds: The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership asks anyone who encounters a Whooping Crane in the wild to please give it the respect and distance it needs. Do not approach birds on foot within 600 feet, or if on a public road, do not approach within 300 feet. Please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the bird can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view them (or any other bird). Please do not report the bird on a birding list such as ibird or IBET or any social media. Also, do not report your sighting to the news media. To safely report a Whooping Crane sighting, go to fws.gov/midwest/whoopingcrane/sighting/sightingform.cfm. For general information on the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, go to www.bringbackthecranes.org/index.html.

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Delta Dispatches: The latest news on efforts to restore Coastal Louisiana

National Audubon, among other organizations, co-sponsors Delta Dispatches, an online newsletter that keeps us abreast of current environmental updates regarding Coastal Louisiana. This website is a great resource for the latest information on the region: www.mississippiriverdelta.org/

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CAS Annual Meeting - Election & "Night Hike"

July 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago, Bldg. D

CAS ELECTION FOLLOWED BY A "NIGHT HIKE" THROUGH THE PRESERVE!

Thirty-five members of Chicago Audubon/National Audubon were present at the Annual Meeting, which met the CAS By-Laws requirement of a quorum of at least thirty members. Thanks go out to all who attended!

The following officers were elected to two year terms, which expire in March 2014:

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