Thursday, May 7, 7pm -- Urbana Free Library Auditorium
Presentations by the 2014 Kendeigh Grant Recipients
Amber Weingart - “Conserving a Charismatic Grassland
Species in Illinois: The Barn Owl”
Bryan Reiley - “Benefits of Restored Habitats for Declining
Amber Weingart will discuss her research investigating
Barn Owl use of nest boxes, learning how they select
their nest sites, determining factors correlated with nest
survival, and testing playback surveys as a method of
detection. Amber is currently a master’s student at the U
Bryan Reiley will discuss his research in which he
investigated the microhabitat, landscape, and biological
factors affecting nest success of Bell’s Vireo and Willow
Flycatcher, two declining species of concern in Illinois.
Bryan Reiley is currently a PhD student at the U of I.
2015 Bird-a-Thon: Support Ornithological Research in Illinois!
May 10 – 17, 2015
Your pledges are needed for
Champaign County Audubon Society’s
32nd Annual Birdathon!
The CCAS Birdathon is our annual fundraiser for our Kendeigh Fund
Grants given to support bird studies in Illinois.
Last year’s Birdathon raised $1013.80 and CCAS awarded
$2,000 in grants. This year our goal is to raise $1,600.
Since its beginning 32 years ago, the Charles S. Kendeigh
Research Grant project has funded about $30,000
worth of research on Illinois birds.
Download the pledge form
During Birdathon Week teams search woods,
parks and fields for all the bird species they can
find. Pledge donations are based on the number of species
seen by your selected team. Typical pledges range
from 5 cents to $1.00 per species.
Ways to Participate
- Make a one-time donation. If you’d like you may give your donation on behalf of a team.
- Sponsor a team by pledging a small amount per species the team finds.
- Form a team of your own and make a donation on behalf of your team.
- Form a team of your own and pledge a small amount per species you find.
- Form a team of your own and ask your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to pledge a small
amount for each species you find.
SPRING BIRD COUNT
Saturday, May 9
This will be the 40th
annual statewide bird census. Last year’s county total was 164 species. If
you’d like to participate, please contact Beth Chato 344-6803 or
ejchato at gmail dot com. Experience is helpful but not essential.
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Audubon en Español
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