General Meetings

    OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION OVER COVID-19 SPREAD, IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

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 6:45 p.m.; come early for social time from 6:00 – 6:45. 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 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.

 

Cowbirds: Harmless Native Species or Dastardly Mobster Villains? A Scientist’s Perspective

 

Tuesday, March 16 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Sarah Winnicki, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To many birders, there is no such thing as a “good” cowbird. They lay eggs in other birds’ nests and their offspring deprive host chicks of food and care, often with fatal consequences. Nest parasitism is especially alarming in declining host species such as wood warblers. Yet cowbirds are also a protected native species and cannot be completely eradicated. Sarah will share insights from her research into this conundrum. Send request for meeting link by email: zoom AT burroughs DOT org

 

 


 

 


    OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION OVER COVID-19 SPREAD, IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE