Monthly Meeting Time & Location

CAAS meets the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing (corner of Mt. Hope Ave. and Aurelius Rd.)

Refreshments at 7:00 p.m. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. with announcements and bird sightings and then the program.

 

September 7 –  The Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon and His Hidden Conservation Ethic.

Capital Area Audubon Society presents Central Michigan University Professor Daniel Patterson, Ph.D. in their first meeting of the fall on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope at Aurelius Rd., Lansing, 48910. Professor Patterson’s topic will be “The Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon and His Hidden Conservation Ethic”. Social time begins at 7 PM with a brief meeting followed by the presentation at 7:30 PM. Non members are cordially invited to attend. FREE.

Presenter: Daniel Patterson, Ph.D., Central Michigan University Professor

Fall Bird Walks begin September 2 and will be offered Each Saturday at 9:00 am. Meet in the parking lot of Fenner Nature Center. Walks will be led by Bob Kinsbury.

October  5 – Birding Adventures in Mozambique

Presenter: Callie Gesmundo

November  2 – Wind Energy, Bats & Birds

Presenter: Scott Hicks, FWS

November  ? – Field Trip Allegan State Game Area/Lake Michigan

We have asked Rick Brigham about leading this field trip this year. Further information will be posted when available.

December 7 – Kirtland’s Warbler Update

Presenter:  Dave Ewert, TNC

December ? – East Lansing Christmas Bird Count
Keep it going! Get out and enjoy some winter birding by participating in National Audubon’s annual Christmas bird count.

Date will be posted when available.

Volunteers needed!

Coordinator: Tom Wheeker. Contact Tom.wheeker@gmail.com.

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December ?  Eaton Rapids Christmas Bird Count

Annual Audubon bird count in Eaton Rapids area.

Date will be posted when available.

Volunteers needed!

Coordinator: Tom Wheeker. Contact Tom.wheeker@gmail.com.

January 4 – Experiences of a Lifelong Birder

Presenter: Jon Allan, MDEQ

February 1 – Native Bees

Presenter: Kelsey Graham, MSU

March 2 – American Kestrels and Ecosystem Services in Michigan’s Fruit-Growing Regions.

Presenter: Catherine Lindell, MSU

April 5 – Birds of a Feather?

Presenter: Bob Tarte

April  (Saturday mornings) – Spring Migration Bird Walks.

More information will be posted when available.

Enjoy spotting the latest spring arrivals with fellow birders!

9:00 a.m. Fenner Nature Center

May 3 – Birds and Soundscapes

Presenter: Sharon Gill, WMU

May ? (Saturday mornings) Spring Migration Bird Walks

Enjoy this peak warbler time at Fenner with fellow birders.

More information will be posted when available.

8:00 a.m. Fenner Nature Center

 

June 7 – Member Photo Show (Ice Cream Social?)

Additional field trips may be added throughout the year. Watch your newsletter or check this website for updates.

To view the 2017-18 program brochure click on this link. Will be posted when available.

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