Calendar of Programs and Events

Sundays, Sept 2 – Oct 28, 7:30-9am
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Anita Purves Nature Center
Our most popular event! Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially end at 9am (though some birders stay later if there are lots of birds around).

Thursday, October 4, 7pm
October Program: A Sampler of Australian Birds
Urbana Free Library
Presenter: Fred Delcomyn
Fred Delcomyn is a retired university professor interested in nature and travel photography. This talk will describe bird life he saw on a recent 3-week trip to Australia.
FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, October 6, 7:30-9am
Member’s Bird Walk
Meadowbrook Park
All CCAS members are welcome to join us the first Saturday of October for a Fall membership bird walk!

Saturday, October 13, 8-9am
Low-mobility Bird Sit
Crystal Lake Park

Join us for a low-mobility bird sit at the Magic bridge parking lot in Crystal Lake Park. To find the lot, use the N. Broadway entrance to the park and look for the CCAS event sign. Bring a folding chair and your binoculars, or borrow a pair from CCAS. This event is wheelchair accessible.

Monday, October 15, 7pm
Board Meeting
Anita Purves Nature Center
CCAS Members welcome!

Saturday, October 27, 10:30am-evening
Field Trip to Jasper-Pulaski
Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center 
Thousands of Sandhill Cranes congregate at the Jasper Pulaski site on their way south. A sight to remember! Meet at 10:30am at the Anita Purves Nature center parking lot to carpool, and stay until sunset to watch the cranes returning from their day in the fields.

Thursday, November 1, 7pm
November Program: Expression and Function of Color and Song in Birds
Urbana Free Library
Presenter: Dr. David Enstrom
Dr. Enstrom is a retired ornithologist with the University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey. Besides having done very interesting research over the years, he is a great storyteller. You don’t want to miss this presentation! 
FREE and open to the public.

 

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Recurring Events

Sunday Morning Birdwalks
March-May & Sept-Oct
Sundays, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Our most popular event! Meet at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, at 7:30 a.m. Walks in the nearby Busey Woods and Crystal Lake Park officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some intrepid birders stay later).

Programs
Feb-May & Sept-Dec
First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Guest speakers present on a variety of topics throughout the year. Programs are usually located at the Urbana Free Library auditorium (no programs January, June, July, August)
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Bird Counts
See Bird Count page.

Board Meetings
Third Monday of the month, 7:15 p.m.
At Anita Purves Nature Center (no meetings June, July, December) The January meeting may be held on a different date/place.


For more learning opportunities, please see programs and events offered at two local park districts:
Urbana Park District
Champaign County Forest Preserve District

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