Calendar of Programs and Events

Thursday, November 7, 7pm
October Program: Wildlife of the Galapagos
Urbana Free Library Auditorium
Open to the public; for all ages; FREE
CCAS Members Ken and Brenda Mullé visited the Galapagos Islands in April this year on a trip organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The trip included a few days in Guayaquil Ecuador and five days on a vessel with 13 other guests and two guides.
Many species were seen and photographed on the islands which were visited. Of course, most were birds but also included were two types of seals and two types of iguanas. Join us for an armchair trip to Galapagos and learn about the wildlife of one of the most unique group of islands in the world.
Ken has had an interest in birds throughout his life. Brenda became a birder after their marriage. They reside in Champaign in the spring and fall and Central Idaho in summer and winter.

Saturday, Nov 9, 9-10am
Low Mobility Bird Sit
Anita Purves Nature Center
Sit a spell and bird-watch with a representative from the Champaign County Audubon Society. Enjoy the sights and sounds from the windowed Wildlife Observation Room at the Anita Purves Nature Center. The room features a parabolic microphone system that brings the sounds of nature indoors!
This program is wheelchair accessible and open to all ages and abilities.

Saturday, November 16, 10am-evening
Field Trip to Jasper-Pulaski
Meet at 10am at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot to carpool.
This is our annual trip to see the thousands of migrating SANDHILL CRANES at Jasper Pulaski Wildlife Area. This is about a 2 and 1/2 hour trip. Bring lunch as we will stop at Willow Slough Refuge for lunch.
We will watch the cranes come in at sunset and usually stop for supper at a restaurant on the way home.

Monday, Nov 18, 7pm
Board Meeting
Champaign Public Library
CCAS members welcome.

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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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