Welcome to the DuPage Birding Club 2014!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the January DBC meeting. Snow and unplowed streets did not deter a great turnout by 110+ members and visitors to hear Nancy Carroll speak about preparations for the upcoming spring and the arrival of hummingbirds. Nancy provided informative handouts and offered hummingbird feeders to help us in our planning.
In the meantime, our Field Trips Committee and volunteer trip leaders have arranged some exciting opportunities for us to get outside together and bird! In 2014 DBC members have already observed eagles flying over the Illinois River, a rough-legged hawk hovering above a grain elevator and a snowy owl perched out in a wind-blown farm field. Downy, hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers have been seen foraging in the woods. Dark-eyed juncos, American tree sparrows, American goldfinches, tufted titmice and more have been reported at forest preserve and home feeding stations. The songs of the Northern cardinal, blackcapped chickadee and white-breasted nuthatch have already been heard ringing out and mallards observed performing their annual courtship displays in local waterways.
DBC members are always in search of new birding locales. Some of our adventurers will be looking forward to sharing their stories and photos of these experiences with the club at the eagerly awaited annual Member’s Night in March. Exotic locales are not the only places to provide highlights of our avian friends. Birds right here at home provide wonderful sources for Member’s Night presentations as well. Information regarding Member’s Night submissions can be found on page 3 of the Drummings newsletter.
As we gear up for new activities in 2014 let’s not forget the DuPage Birding Club is a club made up of all of our members. Your new Board and committees are working hard to put together a great year. You can help out, too. The Board still needs a Recording Secretary. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com. The entire club will benefit from your generous contribution. I have no doubt that you will, too.
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Next Club Meeting
March 13, 2014 7:30 p.m
Topic: Annual Member’s Night
Annual Members’ Night - March 13, 2014
At the eagerly anticipated annual Members' Night, DuPage Birding Club members present their photos from trips they have taken to great birding locations. In settings ranging from the exotic to the familiar, the club's skilled photographers capture images of the world's avian fauna. Come out and see the beautiful pictures taken of many great birds and wonderful places!
Deadline for submission of photos is Wednesday, March 5. If you would like to contribute to the program, please contact Margie Busic at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 789-3628 for submission requirements.
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Welcome to the DuPage Birding Club!
Founded in 1985, the DuPage Birding Club is nationally known as one of the largest and most active birding groups in Illinois. Our mission is to promote birding among our 200+ members and the general public through education and field experiences that take advantage of the various habitats in DuPage County, the greater Chicago area, and other regional hotspots.
Upcoming Field Trips
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