Peoria Hummingbird Festival
Sommer Park (A
few miles west of Peoria)
6329 N. Koerner Road
Edwards, IL 61528
Come on out and bring the family to this
special event jointly hosted by the Peoria Park District and Peoria
retired ornithologist and one of the few licensed hummingbird
banders in the U.S., will be on hand to demonstrate hummingbird
banding and discuss the fascinating world of hummingbirds.
Come and see how hummingbirds are
harmlessly trapped and banded. The enthusiasm of the kids watching
hummingbirds make this a fun, educational event. The close
encounters with hummingbirds really thrill the kids.
Children Watch Intently as Vern Kleen
Demonstrates Hummingbird Banding
Awesome Release of Hummingbird After
Birding Tour of the Illinois River
Sat. Aug. 17, 2019
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us as we take in some of the
migration waterfowl hotspots along the Illinois River -
spots renowned for both scenic quality and bird diversity.
We have teamed up with the Peoria Park District and will be
traveling south along the Illinois River while riding in a
Peoria Park District van.
All along the way, we will be stopping
at the numerous backwater lakes of the Illinois River to
view waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. We'll scout
the day before to pick out the best spots ahead of the trip
to maximize the enjoyment of the trip.
Snowy Egrets and Black-necked Stilts at
We'll start in the morning at Forest
Park Nature Center, then travel south along the east shore
of the river stopping at Spring Lake and Chautauqua, then
proceed to one of the largest wetland restoration projects
in the world, the Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve.
Depending on time, and where the birds
are, we plan to head toward Rice Lake and Banner Marsh. This
trip, led by Dennis Endicott and Mike Miller of the Peoria
Audubon Society, includes transportation in Peoria Park
District van, a delicious lunch, and snacks along the way.
Fee; $50/person (Audubon and Nature Center members receive a
$5 discount) Call
Forest Park Nature Center at (309)686-3360 to register
and for more information.
Peoria Audubon Meetings
The Role of Constructed Wetlands in
Environmental Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
Join us to help start a new season of monthly meetings on Wednesday, September 11
at 7:00 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center.
Charles Hostetler, Senior Program Manager at Peoria Disposal
Company, will be with us describe: "The Role of Constructed
Wetlands in Environmental Restoration and Habitat Enhancement."
Charles recently worked on a design that will transform Vicary
Bottoms Dog Park, in the Kickapoo floodplain, into a
wetland and hiking trail.
Charles Hostetler Checking Monitoring
by Clare Howard of The Community Word)
Society hosts public meetings the second Wednesday of each
month, from September to the following May, at Forest Park Nature Center.
The meetings always feature timely topics and everyone is welcome. And, the
meetings are FREE!
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.