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! Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.. A short business meeting precedes the program and includes conservation news, discussion of recent bird sightings, and details of upcoming field trips and other events.

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


Turkey Vultures: Taking a Closer Look at an Underappreciated Bird


Tuesday, Sept 19 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Missouri Master Naturalist Dianne Van Dien. Turkey vultures are often overlooked and disdained by our culture, despite their ecological importance. Dianne explains how turkey vultures are perfectly adapted for a life of scavenging and play a crucial role in reducing the spread of diseases. She’ll also highlight their nesting, roosting, foraging, and migration behaviors through the lens of her own study and observations of turkey vultures in Missouri.


Banding Secretive Saw-whets in Missouri


Tuesday, Oct 17 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of Missouri River Bird Observatory. Northern Saw-whet Owls (the smallest in Missouri) migrate unseen and unknown by most birders. Dana and Ethan have banded and studied these tiny, intriguing rodent hunters during fall migration for over a decade, allowing many people a brief, wondrous glimpse into their lives. Join us to learn more about this project and its findings!


Reintroduction of the Brown-headed Nuthatch to the Missouri Ozarks


Tuesday, Nov 14 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. SECOND TUESDAY OF NOV. Presentation Presentation by Kristen Heath-Acre, Wildlife Ecologist and Ornithologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. In 2020 and 2021, conservation partners moved 102 brown-headed nuthatches from Arkansas to restored shortleaf pine woodland in southern Missouri. Kristen will present the history of this landscape, the habitat analysis and restoration efforts that made the reintroduction possible and how it’s going for the new residents. Join us to learn more about this ongoing project. View a recording of this meeting until Wednesday, Dec 13.