"Even before the rise of commercial air travel and ballistic missiles, air brought to mind direct connections with distant parts of the world more readily than land and water did. This presentation will explore several interrelated aspects of the influences of birds and bird migrations upon Illinoisans’ geographic and environmental perceptions during the first century of Illinois’s statehood." - Kristin
The July Bird Club meeting will feature special guest filmmakers
Cindy and Kirby Pringle!
Special guest Paul Moffett will treat us to a bird show featuring his "Birds of the Confluence" photography.
Tyler Wright will present his recent work with Lakeland College and Coles Moultrie Electric Co-op. toward the development of an Avian Protection Plan for the power company.
Tyler has been using data from eBird and the IDNR to develop local maps of species sightings. He has also been mapping densities of sightings, particularly focusing on bald eagles sighted in the Coles Moultrie area. Tyler will be sharing his progress so far, as well as providing insights into the development of the Avian Protection Plan.
Everyone with an interest in birds in invited!
Be prepared to share your recent sightings and bird-related news or questions.
"[Below are] the results of the December 17, 2016 Coles-Cumberland Christmas bird count plus a map showing our 15 mile diameter CBC circle. Ours is one of hundreds of CBC circles in North America, approved by the National Audubon Society." - Laurence Thorsen, count compiler
The Coles County Bird Club is a group of local people with a shared interest in birds. We meet at the nature center the last Tuesday of each month at 6pm.