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The Echo of Their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon

[ August 19, 2014; 7:00 pm; ] Author, naturalist, and life-long birder Joel Greenberg will visit Carbondale on Tuesday August 19 for a lecture at the Southern Illinois University Student Center Auditorium. Sponsored by Shawnee Chapter and SIU Sustainability, the program will begin at 7 pm.

Greenberg is the author of the newly published A Feathered River Across the Sky– The Passenger Pigeon’s […]

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Rend Lake Field Trip

[ August 31, 2014; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Great blue heron. Photo borrowed from Rend Lake.com website.

Shawnee Audubon Chapter of Illinois Audubon will be holding a bird watching field trip to Rend Lake with the focus on shorebirds. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the back of the parking lot of the Illinois Artisans Shop off Exit 77 of I-57. […]

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Pope County Spring Bird Counts

[ May 10, 2014; May 11, 2014; ] May 10 & 11 – The Shawnee Chapter will hold its Spring Bird Count in Pope County. Anyone interested in helping should notify Ann Douglas at 618-564-2079 for maps and areas. We can especially use volunteers to do owling hours during the early morning or evening hours.

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