Calendar of Programs and Events

Sundays, March 4 – May 27, 7:30-9am
Sunday Morning Bird Walks: Our 75th year of Birding!
Meet in Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot. Join us at our longest-running program, the Sunday morning birdwalks! Walks run from 7:30 to about 9, but if the birds are good some birders will stay longer! Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm
Swallow-watching & Potluck
Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Enjoy an evening at beautiful Homer Lake with fellow bird enthusiasts while you watch the Cliff Swallows and many other swallows. Please bring your own table service, your own beverage, and a dish to share.

Saturday, July 20, 3–5pm
Wings of Wonder and Audubon Society
Champaign Public Library
Meet magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes. The Audubon Society will also be on site to answer avian questions! For all ages. For all events at the library:

Monday, Aug 19, 7pm
Board Meeting
Champaign Public Library
CCAS members welcome.

Sundays, Sept 1 – Oct 27, 7:30–9am
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Meet in the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot. Walks officially end at 9am, but if things are exciting some folks stay longer. Birders of all ages and experience welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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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).

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)

Bird Counts
See Bird Count page.

Board Meetings
Third Monday of the month, 7:15 p.m.
(No meetings June, July, December) 

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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