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 6:45 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.


An Update on Avian Influenza in Missouri: Are Our Songbirds in Danger?


Tuesday, Sept 20 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Sherri Russell, DVM, Missouri State Wildlife Veterinarian. BAS fielded many inquiries this spring as a severe avian influenza (AI) outbreak killed some of our migratory waterfowl and caused temporary closures at some popular birding venues. It also led to many questions about feeding songbirds. Dr. Russell will discuss the impact of AI specifically on Missouri birds (including songbirds) and what the future may hold in terms of new outbreaks and ongoing research. Please bring your questions! September ZOOM meeting recording available until Oct. 20 here.


Ducks Unlimited and Its Habitat Conservation Program in Missouri


Tuesday, Oct 18 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Mike Shannon, Manager of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited Big Rivers Initiative. Since 1937, Ducks Unlimited (DU) has led efforts to protect, restore and enhance wetland habitats and associated uplands throughout North America. To date, DU has conserved over 15 million acres of habitat across the continent, including 117,000 in Missouri. Missouri wetlands provide important migration and wintering habitat for waterbirds that are produced in the Prairie Pothole Region of Canada and the northern United States, as well as breeding habitat for many songbirds, waders and other wetland dependent species. DU’s goal is to restore and perpetually protect high quality wetland habitat for wildlife, and for people who value these resources. DU has successfully led collaborative efforts on both public and private lands in Missouri, including ongoing projects at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge and Schell-Osage Conservation Area. This presentation will describe how DU is working with Missouri partners, such as Burroughs Audubon Society, to use state of the art techniques to improve wetland habitat. To request the ZOOM meeting link, please send an email to: zoom AT burroughs DOT org.


Program TBA


Tuesday, Nov 15 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation TBA.