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Panel Discussion:

Ethical Birding & Conservation


Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:00 pm

Forest Park Nature Center


This month, we are hosting a panel discussion with local Central Illinois experts on Ethical Birding and Conservation.  A moderator will be posing ethical and sometimes controversial questions to the experts who will then have brief responses with their opinions and extensive experience.  There will likely be many personal stories that help everyone's understanding of the importance toward reaching the best course of action and how we are all in this together. 


The audience will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the experts.  With some of the controversial issues, the audience could weigh in with their opinions and maybe even have a raise of hands to vote. 



Reference: American Birding Association - Code of Birding Ethics (pdf)


In addition to the ethics of birding out into the field, several controversial topics are planned for discussion.  These include topics such as:

  • Hunting of game birds.  Good or bad for birds?

  • Domestic and feral cats. Can cat lovers coexist with bird lovers?

  • Having birds as pets?

  • Use of bird song playback in the field?

  • Birders posting and chasing rare bird sightings?

  • Bird feeding?

  • Areas of concern within the American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics

  • Bird Photography?

  • Other topics of interest and concern from the audience.

Audubon Guide: Ethical Bird Photography


Our distinguished panel of experts are scheduled to include:

Come on out to Forest Park Nature Center for what will no doubt be an interesting and educational evening.  With the controversial topics, all opinions will be respected.  We anticipate that by having a chance to discuss birding ethics, along with controversial topics, we can come away with a deeper understanding of differing opinions.   


Peoria Audubon Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Forest Park Nature Center.  Everyone is welcome.  And, the meetings are FREE!



Public is Always Welcome

Meetings are free and open to the public


Monthly meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at 

Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.



Keep watching the Calendar of Events  for details on Peoria Audubon and other local activities.  The public are always welcome!  We would like to see you there!

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