American White Pelicans on the move near Goose Lake Prairie. 9/28/2013.
Photo by Bill Morris
You can now join or renew your IAS/WCAS annual membership online! It's easy and convenient.
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
Yellow-rumped warbler at Lake Renwick. Oct 2013.
Photo by Joel Craig
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!
January 2014 (no meeting in December)
Christmas Bird Count
Joliet Circle Saturday Dec 21
The Will County Audubon Society annual Christmas bird count will be conducted Saturday, December 21st for the Joliet area. All, members and non-members, are invited to participate. The count area is a circle of 7.5 miles radius centered on intersection of Larkin Avenue and I-80 in Joliet. Technically the time of the count is from midnight to midnight of the 21st. For those really dedicated birders and owl watchers, you may get up early and/or stay up late. However, even if you wish to observe part of the day, your help is welcome. Especially wanted are counts from your backyard feeders if it is located in count area.
For more details, please contact Greg Bluhm 815-467-8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all looking forward to a great count.
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Looking for a birding activity in Illinois? Check out the Illinois Audubon Society's Birding Calendar