General Meetings

 

On the third Tuesday of each month in spring and fall (unless otherwise noted)*, we invite members and non-members alike to enjoy a free educational program and learn what is new in your Audubon chapter! Beginning at 6:00 PM, attendees can mingle and meet other nature-loving and conservation-minded people. A short business meeting at 6:45 PM precedes the program and includes conservation news, discussion of recent bird sightings, and details of upcoming field trips and other events. Burroughs Audubon Society meets at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center at 4801 Rockhill Rd, KCMO 64110 EXCEPT AS NOTED. Some meetings are held in other locations due to scheduling conflicts at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.

There are often opportunities to join the speaker and members of the BAS Host Committee for dinner prior to the meeting. Please subscribe to the chapter’s monthly email (BurroughsAnnounce) to receive details of these outings.

Burroughs Audubon Society’s spring General Meetings are held in March, April and May. Fall General Meetings are held in September, October and November.

 

Ecological Impact of Outdoor Cats

 

Tuesday, March 5* (FIRST Tuesday of the month) Location TBA. Join Cara J. Joos of American Bird Conservancy for a look at the impact of domestic cats on native species and local ecosystems since cats were domesticated approximately ten-thousand years ago. This talk will explore the ecological impact of outdoor cats and consider management options that protect cats, wildlife, and people.

 

Introduction to Bird Song

 

Tuesday, April 16 Location TBA. Eric and Joanna Reuter of Columbia (MO) Audubon Society will explore the fascinating language of birds, with an emphasis on local species. This hour-long program will include an introduction to sonagrams (visual representations of bird vocalizations) and examples of how to listen to, describe, and learn bird vocalizations. We’ll also briefly address how to make your own recordings. This program is designed for beginners but all skill levels are welcome.