photo by Joel Craig

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You can now join or renew your IAS/WCAS annual membership online! It's easy and convenient.

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Do you enjoy attracting wildlife to your backyard?   Do you maintain the four elements of habitat or would like to improve your backyard habitat?   Your backyard can become a Certified Illinois Audubon Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary.   Qualify and receive a certificate and a sign for posting in your yard.

Download the application for more information (pdf file.)

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Please call the IAS office for questions regarding Certification or Re-Certification at 217.544.2473

Looking for a birding activity in Illinois? Check out the Illinois Audubon Society's Birding Calendar

Are you interested in learning more about birds and birding in and around Will County? Would you like to meet others that enjoy birding? Join us at one of our upcoming activities and find out what the Will County Audubon Society is all about. We hope to see you there!


Thursday April 10, 2014 6:45 PM

Pilcher Park Nature Center

Joliet, Illinois 60432

Program: Effects of Bird Feeding on Backyard Birds

Guest Speaker: Dr. Travis Wilcoxen

Dr. Travis Wilcoxen is an assistant professor of Biology at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. He teaches human anatomy and physiology and immunology as well as ecology and evolution. He works with local Millikin students on research projects involving ecoimmunology and physiology of local bird and amphibian species. He earned his B.S. in biology at Eureka College and his PhD at the University of Memphis focusing research on the Florida Scrub Jay.

His presentation will include results from an 18 month study of the effects of bird feeding activities on the health of feeder-using birds,

including the effects of feeding on disease transmission and populations of birds in Central Illinois.

His presentation will also include information on the importance of bird banding for studies such as these and for population monitoring and conservation in general.

All Will County Audubon Society meetings are free and open to the public.

2014 Spring Gathering April 25-27

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center


sponsored by Will County Audubon Society &

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Field Trips to:

McKinley Woods Forest Preserve

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Pilcher Park

Best Birding Spots Driving Tour

I&M Canal

Lower Rock Run Preserve

Lockport Prairie nature Preserve

Lake Renwick Rookery

Special Bus Tour

Chicago's Jackson Park and Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum

Banquet & Programs

To learn more and download the registration info, please click here.

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