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Our website has a wealth of information on important topics and upcoming meetings and field trips. Chapter Code for Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City - NO2.
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September Program Reminder

UGANDA'S BIRDS AND WILDLIFE

Tuesday, September 17 -  6:45 p.m.
SPECIAL LOCATION! THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
, 6800 Zoo Dr, KCMO 64132, in the Deramus Auditorium (former IMAX Theater) - Social time from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Business and announcements will precede the meeting. Bill Blackledge and Cliff Amos of the Loess Hills Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists will share stunning nature photographs and even better stories from their 2018 trip to Uganda. The purpose of their trip was not only to observe Uganda’s resident birds and wildlife, but to participate in ongoing citizen science projects that document and monitor the populations of many species. Their presentation highlights the incredible biodiversity of Uganda, especially the birds and primates. The country is home to over 1000 species of birds and the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Bring a friend, and don’t miss this wonderful program in a LARGE screen format!

Conservation News

BIRDSAFE KC PROJECT AND THE BIRD-SAFE BUILDINGS ACT OF 2019

It’s a big problem with a simple solution. All across the world, billions of birds are colliding with glass, often fatally. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With measures as easy as putting stickers on windows and turning our lights off at night, we can save the lives of countless birds. BirdSafe KC is a citizen science project of Burroughs Audubon Society (BAS) and the Missouri River Bird Observatory (MRBO) to monitor area commercial buildings for bird strikes and engage management in non-confrontational and non-judgmental good faith to promote positive solutions. If you're interested in participating during the spring and fall migration monitoring periods, contact Mary Nemecek at birdsafekc@burroughs.org.

From the Audubon.org website:
There’s a Growing Political Push To Make More Buildings Bird-Safe

In Congress, state legislatures, and some of our biggest cities, policies to prevent deadly collisions are gaining ground. Introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), the Bird-Safe Buildings Act of 2019 enjoys 39 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. If the bill, and a similar bill introduced in the Senate, makes it through both chambers of Congress, federal buildings could provide a model for states and cities to develop their own bird-safe legislation. Read more...

Nature Programs at the Burroughs Library

BONNIE THE BIOLOGIST & BIRD BANDING

BONNIE THE BIOLOGIST PROGRAMS IN SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 11 @ 10:00 AM ~ Winter Bird Gardens
Tuesday, September 17 @ 10:00 AM ~ Winter Bird Gardens

Thursday, September 19 @ 10:00 AM ~ Fall Forest Mammals
Monday, September 30 @ 10:00 AM ~ Fall Forest Mammals


BONNIE THE BIOLOGIST PROGRAMS IN OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 22 @ 10:00 AM ~ The Canidae Family – Wolves, Coyotes and Coydogs
Tuesday, October 29 @ 10:00 AM ~ The Canidae Family – Wolves, Coyotes and Coydogs

Thursday, October 24 @ 10:00 AM ~ Wetland Biomes

Bonnie Anderson is a true gem of Burroughs Audubon’s Nature Center and Bird Sanctuary. Her programs are fun and full of energy! People of all ages are welcome to participate and are free to come and go during the program time allotted. Programs are free and include free literature, and more! Visit our Bonnie the Biologist web page for a printable brochure and more information. Directions to the Library can be found here. For all other questions, please contact Clare Hollander at 816-701-3441 or clarehollander@kclibrary.org.

BIRD BANDING RETURNS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 ~ FROM 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 

September and October Field Trips

TO VARIOUS KANSAS AND MISSOURI LOCATIONS

Burroughs field trips are free to Audubon members and the public, and people of any age or level of experience are welcome to participate! Any trip may involve walking on a variety of terrain and surfaces, but some trips will be more strenuous than others. Trip leaders can advise you of the physical activity involved. Since we visit a number of wild areas and habitats, we respectfully ask that your pets not accompany us on the trail. If they're not given to vocal excitement, crated pets in vehicles are fine.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 15 – 7:00 a.m.
Roe Park/Indian Creek Trail - Join us as we walk paved multi-use trails near Roe Park in search for lingering breeding birds as well as southbound flycatchers, vireos, warblers, and hawks. Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot off of Roe Avenue in Overland Park.

Saturday, September 21 - 7:00 a.m.
Knob Noster State Park and Perry Memorial Conservation Area - Join us on this trip through Johnson and Pettis Counties in west-central Missouri. In the mature woods of beautiful KNSP, we’ll look for migrating songbirds as well as permanent residents like Red-shouldered Hawk and Pileated Woodpecker. At Perry, we’ll look for migrating waders and shorebirds and any early waterfowl. Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Home Depot, near the southeast corner of MO Hwy 291-North and US Hwy 50 intersection (behind Perkins and Aldi), in Lee's Summit.

OCTOBER

Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13
Cheyenne Bottoms, Quivira NWR and, hopefully, Sprague’s Pipits - We’ll look for southbound migrating birds as they stop at these two important wetlands to feed and rest in central Kansas. We also expect to see a wide variety of shorebirds and waterfowl and hope that the burrowing owls haven't left the area. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to coordinate any last minute change of plans. Contact Malcolm Gold at 608-807-6086 or malcolmgold@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 16
Jerry Smith Park Fall Migration Bird Census - Join us as we survey this restored prairie and Kansas City, MO city park to conduct an autumn migratory bird census. We'll walk the trails in search of migrating warblers, vireos, flycatchers, whatever else we might observe. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the trail head parking lot next to the corrugated metal barn.

Saturday, October 19
Clinton Lake Outlet Park in Lawrence, KS - We’ll walk the field searching for LeConte’s and Nelson’s Sparrows, Marsh and Sedge Wrens and other southbound migrants and winter residents. This walk is about a mile in wet conditions through tall grass. Rubber boots and rain pants are advised. For carpooling, meet at Wendy’s located northeast of the Woodland Dr and K-10 intersection in Lenexa at 6:30 a.m. Alternatively, meet in the parking lot near the Clinton International Model Airport in Lawrence, KS around 7:00 a.m.


Visit our Field Trips web page for trip description, meeting place, and leader contact info.
 
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