Jr. Birders

 

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Feb 2020

Wesselman Woods Nature Center

Meet at the parking lot of the Wesselman Woods Nature Center at 8:30 am and we will enter the center as a group and proceed to the bird observation room.  We will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count and submit our counts to eBird.  Bring your Bird Journals.

21

Mar 2020

Bluegrass Fish and Wildlife Area

Meet at the parking lot off of Boonville-New Harmony Road at 9 am and we will drive the area looking for resident birds, waterfowl, and hopefully nesting bald eagles.

The Jr. Birder program was established to engage our youth with a rewarding activity and help young people connect with nature by learning  birdwatching skills, but more importantly to gain a better knowledge and appreciation of the world around them.   

The program is open to all interested boys and girls, ages 8-18.  The group meets 4-6 times each year for a hike at a local birding hotspot.  Hikes are usually 1-2 hours long.  Binoculars are available for use on each hike.  Membership is free!  

If interested in joining, contact Jim at: jcampbell27@roadrunner.com or at 867-6231.  Or contact Don at: drldc2@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Jr. Birder Field Trips for 2020

Many of the hikes and activities planned for the Jr. Birders this year will focus on citizen science.  Jr. Birders will participate in Global Big Days, Christmas Bird Counts, and Great Backyard Bird Counts.  All the birds they see and hear on any given trip will be recorded and submitted via eBird to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9

May 2020

Audubon Wetlands

Our last citizen science project will be the May Day Count.  Meet at the Audubon Wetlands parking lot, off of Wolf Road, at 8:30 am and we will hike the trails and boardwalks to record birds that we can see and hear.  We will then submit our results to eBird.  This will be an exciting hike because many of the spring migrants (e.g., warblers) will be moving through the area.

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Apr 2020

J. J. Audubon State Park

The Jr. Birders will again participate in the Ohio Valley Birding Festival and lead a hike at Audubon State Park.  The hike will begin at 10:00 am and last about 1.5 hours.  Meet in the Audubon Museum parking lot.  Remember that this is Family Day at the festival, so there are lots of activities in addition to our hike that will be of interest.

Evansville Audubon Society

Evansville Audubon Society
c/o Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
551 North Boeke Road
Evansville, IN 47711

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