DuPage Birding Club Meetings
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Wintering Raptors of Illinois
and Surrounding Areas
Vic Berardi, founder of the all-volunteer Illinois Beach State Park Hawkwatch and well-known raptor photographer, will discuss wintering raptors of Illinois and surrounding states. Emphasis will be raptor descriptions and possible locations to find these birds in the winter months. Vic spends a great deal of time in winter searching for raptors and photographing them. His photographs have been used by several conservation organizations and in raptor field guides.
Come out and join us for this informative presentation which is based on many years of extensive field study by Vic Berardi.
The popular mini-tutorial presentations which have preceded our main speaker presentations this year will take a slight detour this month. Instead, we will be hearing from one of the researchers working on a project that DBC has supported through a grant.
Determining Species Abundance and Habitat Preferences of Breeding Birds in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Presented by Leah Bieniak
A widespread decrease in preferred habitat is forcing many bird species to rely upon alternative breeding habitats that may be less suited to their needs. Urban areas in North America are alternative breeding habitats for both resident and Neotropical migrant species. The long-term goal of the study is to find ways to make urban areas of Bloomington-Normal more suitable for breeding birds, and to provide recommendations to the parks departments for increasing the habitat of breeding birds within city limits.
Future Club Meetings
The DuPage Birding Club meets eight times per year, usually on the second Thursday of January, March, April, May, July, September, October, and November at 7:30 pm. The meeting hall is open at 7:00 pm for socializing.
Unless otherwise noted, the club meetings take place at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd. (just north of Roosevelt Rd.), in Glen Ellyn. Park in the back of the church and enter through the glass doors, then go down the stairs to the meeting hall on your right.
NEW Pre-meeting dinner location:
A new location and a new spirit of camaraderie. We’ll be gathering at Ellyn’s Tap and Grill, 940 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn. Ellyn's is located on the east side of the Baker Hill strip center. Arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 to chat with guest speakers as well as some of your best birding friends.
The DuPage Birding Club is proud to have hosted some of the finest speakers in the birding world including Don and Lillian Stokes, Richard Crossley, Julie Zickefoose, Pete Dunne, Scott Weidensaul, Sandy Komito, Sheri Williamson, George Fenwick, and Alvaro Jaramillo. Visitors and new members are always welcome!