Saturday, September 7th

Field trip: Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary

8:30 a.m.

Meet at the CANS parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile hike. We’ll tour the prairie restoration area to identify plants and then head out for a birding hike through the woodlands and grasslands. Wear long pants since seed ticks will still be active. Contact trip leader Allison Vaughn with any questions.

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Saturday, September 14th

Field trip: Prairie Garden Trust

9:00 a.m.

Meet at the AC commuter lot for 8:15 a.m. departure

Come explore the prairies, forests, wetlands, and creek bottoms at Prairie Garden Trust, a beautiful landscape that is actively managed to encourage native biodiversity and beauty. Visits here are always rewarded with interesting birds, plants, insects, and landscapes. We’ll carpool to the site to participate in their regular 9:00 a.m. “Second Saturday” stroll. PGT is

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Tuesday, September 24

Field Trip: Hawk Watch Happy Hour

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

This “field trip” is timed to coincide with the peak southbound migration of Broad-winged Hawks, sometimes seen in groups numbering in the hundreds or even thousands as they pass through Missouri. Our region lacks clear topographic feature that would concentrate their movements, so we’ll take a different approach: go to a place with a good

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Sunday, September 29th

Field trip: Beginning birder’s walk at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia

4:30 p.m.

Join us at Stephens Lake Park for this beginner-friendly walk. We’ll walk paved trails to explore the area’s urban park habitats, including native plantings, practicing our listening and looking skills with whatever birds we find. We will meet at the Riechmann Pavilion parking lot at 2300 E. Walnut St., on the north side of the

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December 14, 2019

Christmas Bird Count

Save the date! The annual Christmas Bird Count will be on December 14, 2019. More details to come.

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