Press Release -
Local Areas Open for Birding
One of Peoria Audubon
Society's core missions is to conserve critical habitat.
On May 9, 2018, Peoria Audubon opened up two of it's
conservation properties areas to the public for birding.
Oak Bluff Savanna Nature Preserve
Brimfield Railroad Prairie Nature Preserve
Construction of Chimney Swift Towers
Rich and Marion
Miller, from the Kane County Audubon Society, spoke all about
Chimney Swifts and the construction of several swift towers at a
recent Peoria Audubon meeting. The towers, which provide
the Chimney Swifts with habitat for nesting and shelter, provide
an alternative to the increasingly rare masonry chimneys that
were used following loss of their original habitat of hollow
Corps of Engineers:
Construction of Artificial Islands in Lower Peoria Lake
At the November 9,
2011 Peoria Audubon meeting, Marshall B. Plumley, of the
US Army Corps of Engineers, discussed construction of artificial
island in the Lower Peoria Lake. At the meeting, Marshall
shared additional documents on the project and provided copies
to share with the public.
Natural History of Illinois Bats
Dr. Joyce Hoffman, Mammalogist with the Illinois Natural
History Survey, spoke at a recent Peoria Audubon meeting whereby
she also provided a handout of fascinating information on
the bat species in Illinois.
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Dr. Jeff Hoover:
Warbler Research in Southern Illinois
Dr. Jeff Hoover of the Illinois Natural History Survey
provided a field lecture on warbler biology and his research in
the Cache River delta in Southern Illinois. The field trip
was one several arranged by members of the
Shawnee Audubon Society
at the Illinois Audubon Society's
Although a bit unconventional as far speaking engagements,
the impromptu encounter, while "birding by canoe," was as
engaging as it was informative.
"Waterfowl on Weather Radar:
Tracking Clouds of Ducks"
At the Feb. 11, 2009 Peoria Audubon meeting, Ben O'Neal,
doctoral candidate from the University of Illinois, discussed
using weather radar to track the migration pattern of ducks in
Ben was even gracious to share an article "Waterfowl on
Weather Radar" that was published in Outdoor Illinois
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Feathers in Flight
An article about local birding and the Peoria Audubon Society
published in Art and Society magazine July-August 2008.
The article contains bird photography from local Peoria Audubon members:
Dennis Endicott and Sally Fenner.
Here to download complementary copy
(very large file: pdf 7.2 MB)