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Welcome!

 

Jayhawk Audubon is the chapter of the National Audubon Society serving Lawrence, Douglas County, and surrounding communities in eastern Kansas.

 

Our mission is to provide opportunities for greater understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife, to encourage sustainable practices, and to advocate for actions and policies which result in protection and preservation of intact ecosystems.

 

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

A nestling hatched in a Lawrence back yard, July 2017. Photo by Jim Bresnahan.

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Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

The tufted titmouse is a familiar sight to backyard birdwatchers in eastern Kansas.

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Field Trips
Field Trips

Jayhawk Audubon members in their favorite position for birdwatching. Photo by Gary Anderson.

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Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

A nestling hatched in a Lawrence back yard, July 2017. Photo by Jim Bresnahan.

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Join us! All of our resources are available to the public free of charge and our meetings and field trips are always open to the public. If you would like to become a member, the cost is just $20 per year for an individual membership. Click here for more membership information.

Latest News

Jan. 8, 2022 (Sat.) Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (Formerly known as Squaw Creek NWR). We will meet at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center Parking lot at 8:00 am. Due to the continuing covid threat, please organize your own transportation and car pool if possible since a large caravan of cars could diminish our success. Distance is about 115 miles one way and will take less than 2 hours. Our main targets will be Trumpeter Swans and Bald Eagles. On arrival we will be viewing the throng of birds from the main lookout then driving the 10 mile loop around the main water body. A telescope will be available for the group. Assuming the water is not completely frozen there should be up to 15 species of geese and waterfowl, possibly in large numbers. Also possible at the refuge are several species of blackbirds, sparrows, possibly wrens, and several woodland birds. We will plan to depart for the return trip by noon but feel free to bring a sack lunch and make a second loop around the area on your own. Contact Roger Boyd at rboydbird69@gmail.com or 785-424-0595 for more information. 

Visit our Field Trips page for more details on JAS birding trips through May 2022.

No Eagles Day in 2022. For the second year, COVID-19 has forced us to cancel plans for the annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day. 

Monthly Zoom Program: January 24, 2022: Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey. "Water, Energy, and Rural Kansas: How They’re Connected, What the Future May Hold". 

Read about the presentation and the full line-up of monthly programs here.

Join the program on January 24 by clicking here.

 

Last year, when we stopped in-person activities, the board voted to extend all memberships until July 2021. Now we are ready to accept your memberships again as we slowly move back toward our regular schedule of programs. Please renew or become a new member now.

JAS Leadership Opportunities: We have several openings in chapter leadership-- Newsletter Editor, Facebook Administrator, and At-Large Board Member. Please join us! For more information, contact Interim President Jennifer Delisle.

 

Bird seed available

We have a good selection of bird seed left over from our annual sale in November. Contact Pam Chaffee by email to purchase.

For prices before ordering, please click here.

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