Welcome to Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society

Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society, serving members across the southernmost region of Illinois. We are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of Illinois habitat and its diversity of native birds, animals and plants. We offer bird watching and nature-related field trips, workshops and presentations in southern Illinois.

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Pope County Christmas Bird Count December 16 – Shawnee Chapter

christmas-bird2Saturday, December 16 – Christmas Bird Count. We are looking for volunteers to help in the count with the circle mostly in Pope County from Golconda to a little past the Johnson County line and Temple Hill to Bell Smith Springs. It is an all day count but blocks of three hours minimum or specific sites are acceptable.

Interested people should call Ann at 618-564-2079 or email anderatd@yahoo.com if you would like to participate.  Thanks.

 

 

Open House Saturday November 11, 2017

Open house

All afternoon and into the evening
Bring your binoculars – birds are everywhere with the change in weather
Explore the trails, on your own or with Audubon members
Look for all Seven ponds
Discover the beauty of Simmons Creek
Visit with friends, old and new
Hot cider and other treats available
Pot-luck chili supper – Bring your version and we’ll have a Cook-off!!
Campfire and Stargazing

Stewardship Day

Volunteers will gather at 10 AM to work on sanctuary projects, such as maintaining trails and buildings, cleaning nest boxes and other tasks.
Stewardship Day at War Bluff is held on the second Saturday of each month.

What do you need to volunteer? – Just dress for the weather, wear boots, bring work gloves, lunch and a drink, and be ready to have some fun! To volunteer or for more information, call Randall at the sanctuary 618-683-2222.