Peoria Hummingbird Festival
11 - 9:00 AM - Noon
Sommer Park - Peoria
Vernon Kleen from Springfield (one of the two licensed
hummingbird banders in Illinois) will demonstrate
hummingbird banding and discuss the fascinating world of
hummingbirds. This is a family-friendly event where the kids
and parents can watch as hummingbirds are banded and learn
all about their fascinating place in nature.
Intently Watching as Hummingbird is Banded Then Released
The banding starts at 9:00 AM at Sommer Park, which is
located on the west edge of Peoria at 6329 N Koerner Road,
Google Map to Sommer Park
This is a come-as-you-are event that is open to the
public. The event is free, but donations to cover
expenses and promote conservation are greatly appreciated.
Birding Tour of the Illinois River
18 - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Return from Forest Park Nature Center
Transportation & Lunch Provided
Catch the peak of shorebird migration with our annual field
trip to the waterfowl migration hotspots along the Illinois
River south of Peoria. These spots are renowned for
both scenic quality and bird diversity.
After our start at the Nature Center, we travel south along
the east shore of the river stopping at
Spring Lake and the
Chautauqua National Wildlife
Refuge, then proceed to one of the largest wetland
restoration projects in the world, the Nature Conservancy’s
Emiquon Preserve. We will head
on to Rice Lake and
This trip, led by Dennis Endicott and Mike Miller of the
Peoria Audubon Society, includes transportation in Peoria
Park District van, a delicious lunch in Havana and snacks
along the way. Bring your binoculars and enthusiasm.
If needed, binoculars will be provided and spotting scopes
will be available for all to use.
Black-necked Stilts near Havana
Watching the Birds at Emiquon
required. (309-686-3360) Register early at
the Forest Park Nature Center as this trip fills up fast.
Best for 12 and up. Forest Park Nature Center and/or Peoria
Audubon Members receive a $5 discount form the $40 fee.
Trip will leave Peoria at 7:00 AM from Forest
Park Nature Center. We will return by 5:00 PM.
Peoria Audubon Meetings
Inside the Nestbox
12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Start off a new season of monthly Peoria Audubon meetings
Cindy Owsley of
Western Prairie Audubon from Macomb, IL for a fun
presentation of: Inside the Nestbox!
Eastern Bluebird Chicks at Wildlife
Prairie Park - Almost Ready to Fledge
With pictures and all the stories that
goes with them, Cindy will provide an engaging insight into
the life cycle of bird development.
Keep watching our
Events for the latest updated information on meetings,
field trips and special events.
Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.