Peoria Audubon Meetings
Ethical Birding &
May 9, 2018, 7:00 pm
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
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.
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
Having birds as pets?
Use of bird song playback in the field?
Birders posting and chasing rare bird sightings?
Areas of concern within the
American Birding Association Principles of Birding
Other topics of interest and concern from the audience.
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.
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
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.