General Meetings

 

On the second Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), we invite members and non-members, alike, to enjoy a free program with refreshments and socializing starting at 6:00 PM. Meeting and program at 6:45 PM. Committee members will also share special announcements, bird sightings and upcoming field trips at the beginning of the meeting. Burroughs Audubon Society meets at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center at 4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO 64110 EXCEPT AS NOTED. Some programs will meet in other locations due to scheduling conflicts at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.

*Burroughs Audubon does not hold general meetings in April, June, July, and August.   

 

Ecology of Missouri State Parks

 

Tuesday, September 18 (Note that this is the THIRD Tuesday of the month) in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center Paseo room. Join us as Chris Crabtree of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources takes us on an ecological journey through some of Missouri’s beautiful and diverse State Parks.

 

Birds and Bird Conservation in New Zealand

 

Tuesday, October 9 in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center Paseo room. The unique avifauna of New Zealand evolved for 70 million years in the absence of mammals. The introduction of mammals less than a thousand years ago, along with habitat loss and other factors, has led to many changes in the island archipelago’s bird populations. Kansas State University Emeritus Professor of Biology, David Rintoul, will describe the ancient and current birds of this beautiful South Pacific archipelago and discuss the successful strategies used by New Zealanders to conserve their beloved birdlife.

 

Technology and Tracking Bird Migration: What We Are Learning and How You Can Help

 

Tuesday, November 13 in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center Brookside room. Tracking birds during migration is a burgeoning field of ornithological study due to advanced and improving technologies. Tracking devices small enough to be placed on songbirds, bats, and even large insects are transforming what we know about where animals migrate, the paths they take to get there, and how we can target areas for conservation that birds and wildlife use on their journeys. Come learn more about these exciting technologies from Sarah Kendrick, Missouri State Ornithologist, and how you can help!