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Sunday Morning Bird Walks Come for a birdwalk warm-up on Aug 31, then every Sunday Sept-Oct.

Mini-Grants for Educators

Audubon Nature Shop
Support the work of CCAS!
Get ready for those confusing fall warblers with visual and audiohelps as well as bird guides. Binoculars, feeders and much more. Wide variety of children's story and activity books. Newly arrived puppets. 10% discount for all Audubon members. Remember us when gift shopping.



BirdNote is a 2-minute radio show. Visit http://birdnote.org/ for more info.
Note: BirdNote is not the CCAS bird sighting listserve, Birdnotes.

Special Speaker in September!
Bird Conservation in the Great Lakes Region: Successes, Challenges, and Learning from the Passenger Pigeon
Josh Engel, Field Museum
Friday, Sept 26, 7pm
Urbana Civic Center
How can we learn from the past to stave off future extinctions, in a world where the obstacles can seem insurmountable? Josh Engel, from Chicago’s Field Museum, will give a presentation about passenger pigeons, extinction, and the human relationship with nature from a global perspective. He relates his own experiences in various places where he has seen both the destruction wrought by humans on natural systems as well as the attempts to save what remains. Mr. Engel will bring his global experience to the discussion to look at what has worked—and what hasn't—to protect biodiversity around the world.
Brought to you by CCAS and Grand Prairie Friends

Annual members' slide show and potluck

Thursday, September 4, 6:30pm
Izaak Walton cabin, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve  
Please join us for the first monthly meeting of the fall. Bring a friend and up to 10 images of natural encounters and/or special places you visited this past summer. Please bring your own table service, a beverage, and a dish to share. Hope to see you there!

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Audubon en Español
The National Audubon Society has launched a new section of their website, Audubon en Español, which will be the digital face of Audubon in the Spanish-speaking community. Audubon en Español, which you can access at http://espanol.audubon.org/ will be a new voice for birds – and will help make Audubon accessible to a diverse new audience.

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