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.

 

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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 $10 per year to be a local member or $20 per year to be a local and national member, which includes a subscription to the beautiful Audubon magazine. Click here for membership information.

Latest News

Update on fall programs

The JAS board of Directors held its annual planning meeting remotely on June 25 to determine what our organization should plan for the program year that begins in August. We recognize that we can’t continue business as usual and, like many other organizations, we will be modifying our programs and activities appropriately. We will have an active presence on our media including the website, Facebook page, newsletter and the list-serve to keep you informed. Programs will be offered as webinars and Zoom meetings rather than in-person gatherings. Most other programs including Eagles Day, our 50th anniversary celebration, field trips, and the Learning about Nature Project are on hold until further notice. We are planning on conducting a seed sale in the Fall, if it can be done safely.

We encourage you to get out to enjoy nature while social distancing and hope to return with full programs once the pandemic crisis is over.

Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. online. Johnson County Community College Bird Collision Study and Remediation: An overview of methods and results, and how you can help prevent bird collisions at home and work.
An estimated 1 billion birds die from window collisions each year in North America. Krystal Anton will cover the methods and results of the ongoing bird collision study on the Johnson County Community College campus, what window remediation were put into place and what is working best to prevent bird deaths. Krystal will also cover what can be put into place to prevent birds from striking the glass on your home or workplace.

Pre-register here to receive an email with the webinar link before the event. 

Birdathon a huge success, with 164 species reported!

Birders working alone or in household groups spent the weekend of May 2 and 3 spotting and recording birds for our annual Birdathon. Please click here for the full list of birds seen!

 

This is our main fundraiser of the year. Birdathon is like a walkathon except participants count bird species instead of miles. We collect pledges from sponsors (that’s you!) to support Eagles Day, our Plants for Birds program, Monarch Tagging, the Learning About Nature project, KU Natural History Museum class scholarships, out-of-town speakers, and more!

 

Thank you for supporting Birdathon!

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Black-capped Chickadee

Chickadees in their natural habitat feed primarily on insects gleaned from tree bark. Photo by Jim Bresnahan.

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