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Board Nominations
See the proposed slate of candidates for board positions. Come vote at the December 4th meeting!

Christmas Bird Counts:

  • Sunday, December 14, Middlefork. Contact Steve Bailey
  • Wednesday, December 17, Forest Glen. Contact Marilyn Campbell
  • Saturday, December 20, Champaign County. Contact Helen Parker
  • Sunday, December 21. Clinton Lake

Audubon Nature Shop
Support the work of CCAS!
Remember us for our carefully selected variety of nature related items as you do holiday shopping. Bird feeders, insulated bird waterer and bird bath heater. binoculars, DVDs, books, puppets, singing birds and much more.  New at the shop are charming assorted bird and animal ornaments.  Also new is Mike Jefford’s and Susan Post's book, Exploring Illinois. 10% discount for all Audubon members.

Sunday Morning Bird Walks See you in March!


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

December Program:
Owls of North America

Thursday, December 4, 7pm
Urbana Free library  
Presented by Marilyn Campbell - former editor of Illinois Audubon magazine, former Executive Director of Illinois Audubon Society, and long-time birder with a life list of 1263 species and an ABA list of 637 species.

Champaign County Christmas Bird Count
SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday December 20
As we have for the past 50 years or so, The CCAS Christmas Count will be the first Saturday of the count period, which makes it December 20th this year.  As a reminder, the idea is to count all the birds in a 15-mile diameter circle in one day. At the end of the day we meet at Beth Chato's, 714 West Vermont, Urbana to eat chili, share experiences, and learn what was seen.  Our count circle is centered at Deers and basically runs from Busey Woods to Homer Lake.  Please let Helen know ASAP if you plan to participate: h-parker@illinois.edu  You can also try phoning me, although my answering machine is a bit flaky these days--it tends not to record more than a couple of minutes.  367-3130.


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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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