The Columbia Audubon Society’s mission

is to preserve the natural world and its ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.

From the President Well, I just spent two days in a cypress swamp looking for Wood Storks and I found three! They sent up a plane to look for active nests, found six on thousands of acres, and were very happy because maybe all their hard work will help keep the Wood Stork from going

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2017 CAS Christmas Bird Count recap

Dickcissel at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, December 2017 - by Paul McKenzie

On December 16, members of the Columbia Audubon Society and other volunteers fanned out across Boone County to participate in the 118th Christmas Bird Count. Weather conditions were mild, with a slight breeze in the morning hours and high temperatures reaching the low 30s. On the day of the count, we collectively detected 96 species

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Field trip recap: Chert Hollow Farm, Dec. 2

3/4 grooved ax found in the stream at Chert Hollow Farm. Photo by Eric Wood.

On a sunny and mild early December day, we hosted about a dozen attendees on a CAS field trip to the homestead farm in northern Boone County that Eric and I have managed for the past decade or so. The big find of the day turned out to be a rock, not a bird, but

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CoMoGives begins Friday, December 1! The Columbia area’s annual fund drive for nonprofit organizations takes place December 1–31.

In 2017, gifts through CoMoGives helped: create and maintain a native prairie on the 28-acre Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary and the city’s adjacent Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary (pictured); provide the Band with Nature field trip for 1,100 second graders in Columbia Public Schools; and provide scholarships for older students and teachers to attend science and nature-education programs.

Audubon memberships, both local and national, provide about a quarter of the funds needed to carry out our programs. The additional funds received during the last two CoMoGives campaigns have made it possible for CAS to maintain—and even expand—our programs.

If you would like to support CAS and other local nonprofits, make your donation in December using a credit/debit card through CoMoGives.com. Donations start at $10 and are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!