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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

Two field trips scheduled for October! Please join us for these beautiful autumn walks to learn more about our local birds. Led by expert birder Dr. Roger Boyd. Extra binoculars available.

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

September 27, 2021: Heidi Mehl, Director of Water and Agriculture Programs, The Nature Conservancy. Zoom program. “Land Ethics and Water Resources” Zoom presentation. Check back on Sept. 27 for the link to join the program.

Read about Heidi's presentation and the full line-up of monthly programs 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 beginning July 1, 2021 -- Newsletter Editor, Facebook Administrator, and At-Large Board Member. Please join us! For more information, contact Interim President Jennifer Delisle.

 

Bird feeders can return

Earlier this summer we recommended putting away bird feeders until the source of bird fatalities in the eastern U.S. could be determined. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which looked into the problem, "Research has ruled out many potential causes and there is no indication that feeding birds or maintaining bird baths were contributing factors." So feel free to hang up your feeders and fill your birdbaths again.

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