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34th Annual Birdathon
May 7 - 14
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March 5 - May 28

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May Program
2016 Kendeigh Grant Recipients
Thursday, May 4, 7pm

Urbana Free Library Auditorium

Presenters: Cassandra Wilcoxen & Brett Dorak
Cassandra Wilcoxen’s research examined the use of cover crops on agricultural fields and whether they are beneficial to birds during spring migration.
Brett Dorak’s project examined wintering ecology of urban populations of Canada Geese, with the goal of investigating the movements of wintering goose populations and their use of thermal refuges in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area.

NEW! CCAS Member’s Birdwalks
May 13, 7:30am
Trelease woods/Phillips tract
Meet at the Urbana Meijer parking lot
Our pilot programs were a great success! The Perkins project saw 8 people attend, while the walks through the University research plots had 15. Special thanks to our guides at both locations: Caitlin Lill and Tyler Hedlund, respectively. The smaller, more agile group of passionate birders meant we had some fantastic sights, great conversation, and very cooperative birds. CCAS is currently exploring new locations for Member walks in the fall.
Due to the location’s popularity among membership, the next Member’s walk will be held at the Trelease woods/Phillips tract location May 13th. Please meet us at the back of the Urbana Meijer’s parking lot. We’ll be embarking at 7:30 sharp!

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