DCAS meets regularly for informational programs and membership meetings. In 2021, these programs and meetings will be conducted through Zoom with Live Streaming through Facebook. Field Trips have different meeting locations as listed below.
COVID-19 Guidelines are ever changing. See the website and Facebook page for the latest program and Bird Walk updates. Currently, all Bird Walks require registration at the event link.
Upcoming Meetings and Programs:
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:00 PM Central Time & on Zoom
Monthly Meeting with Chapter Elections and Program
Program: Restoring the Great Lakes for Birds and People.
Presented by Daniel Suarez, Conservation Manager at Audubon Great Lakes. On Zoom Meeting ID: 839 6338 5268 Passcode: 490760
Daniel will present the National Audubon Society's Vision: Restoring the Great Lakes for Birds And People, talk about some of the projects and programs making a positive impact in the Calumet region and how you can get involved.
National Audubon Society has identified 12 nearshore watersheds of more than 10,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. In the Calumet (Northwest Indiana & Southeast Chicago) region, this includes 15,000 acres of high-priority coastal wetlands.
The loss and degradation of our coastal habitats from urban & agricultural development, invasive species, and a changing climate pose the greatest threats to Great Lakes birds. A recent study found that North America has lost more than a quarter of its bird population in the last 50 years. The time to act is now.
Audubon has developed a cohesive strategy - "Audubon's vision: Restoring the Great Lakes for Birds and People" to engage communities across the region to address these threats.
Restoring the Great Lakes for Birds and People
Upcoming Bird Walks
Fall Migration Bird Walk at West Beach (Indiana Dunes National Park)
Leader: Libby Keyes
Saturday, October 16: 8:00am CT Meet at Long Lake Parking Lot
October is a good month for migrating sparrows, late season warblers, and thrushes at West Beach. Meet Bird Walk leader Libby to explore the dunes habitats which include successional grassland, wetlands, and pine and hardwood forest.
Indiana Dunes National Park is a designated Indiana Birding Trail site and is included in the Indiana Audubon Society #21in21 Challenge. Downloaded your gamecard at indianaaudubon.org and visit 21 birding trail sites for a chance to win great prizes.
Bird Walk RSVP