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Annual Birdathon
May 8 - 14
Help raise money to fund our annual Kendeigh Grants. Donation form.
Contact: Beth Chato, ejchato -at- gmail -dot- com, 217-344-6803.

Sunday Morning Bird Walks
March 6 - May 29
7:30 - 9am

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Note: BirdNote is not the CCAS bird sighting listserve, Birdnotes.

Thursday, May 5, 7pm
Research Presentations by Kendeigh
Grant Recipients
Urbana Free Library Auditorium
“Quantification of lead in central Illinois birds of prey” by Shelby Chesko
The goal of Shelyb’s research is to determine if certain species of central Illinois raptors are more likely to be found with lead poisoning and to identify what landscape and human land use practices are associated with where lead-poisoned birds are found.
“Cover crops in an agricultural landscape: beneficial to birds during spring migration?” by Cassandra Wilcoxen
The goal of Cassandra’s research is to identify which farming practices are more beneficial to birds so that farmers can be advised how to best accommodate wildlife in their farming practices.


Tuesday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm
"Birds, Bites & Brews"
Pizza M (the back room) 208 W. Main St., Urbana
Do you want to get to know other birdwatchers but feel awkward talking while we try to listen to warblers singing? Or have always wanted to ask about a birding hotspot but weren't sure who to talk to? Then this is the event for you! We are hosting an informal monthly get-together starting in March. You don't need to be a member to attend! Come out for a drink, a snack, and some good conversation with your fellow birdwatchers.
Please email Caitlin Lill (clklill -at- gmail -dot- com) so we can get a head count. We hope to see you there!

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