General Meetings

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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.

 

Home on the Range: Breeding Biology of Prairie-chickens

 

Tuesday, March 15 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Jackie Augustine, Ph.D. – Audubon of Kansas Executive Director. Jackie will discuss the biology of Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chickens, species that she has studied for 15 years. These charismatic birds perform impressive displays to gain mating opportunities. Come hear about the rolling prairie, the antics of prairie-chickens, and the challenges of studying the declining Lesser Prairie-chicken.

 

Red-tailed Hawk Project Update

 

Tuesday, April 19 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Lucas DeCicco, a University of Kansas ornithologist and Ph.D. candidate. Lucas will share insights about his work with the Red-tailed Hawk Project. BAS has provided vital support for this work by donating funds to purchase transmitters that are placed on some of our wintering hawks, permitting close monitoring of their seasonal and territorial movements.

 

Purple Martins

 

Tuesday, May 17 on ZOOM – 6:30 p.m. Presentation by Bill Warnes, Johnson County Extension Master Naturalist and Master Beekeeper. Historically a cavity nester in loose colonies and individually in old woodpecker holes in trees and large cacti, Purple Martins have accepted human-provided houses since pre-European settlement. Bill will talk about the natural history of and nest box best management practices to care for this gregarious species. You can view the recorded program here.

 

 


 

 


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