Meetings and Field Trips
DCAS meets regularly for informational programs and membership meetings. These meetings alternately take place at Gibson Woods Nature Center (Lake County) and Indiana Dunes National Park Headquarters (Porter County), unless specified. 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 trip updates. Currently, all trips require registration at the event link. Programs are offered in person with limited capacity and online via the Zoom platform.
Upcoming Meetings and Programs:
All times are Central Time (Chicago Time)
November Field Trip
Saturday, November 21, 9:00am
Waterfowl in Lake County Trip
Unfortunately we will be canceling our event starting at Forsythe Park on Saturday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lake and Porter Counties have been elevated to a red status. The safety of our members and community are most important to us during this time.
Please join us Saturday morning for a virtual birding experience. We will be live stream birding from one of the locations we planned on visiting. Details will be posted on our Facebook page shortly.
Thursday, November 19, 7:00pm
Climate Change and Birds- Monthly Meeting and Program (online)
Responding to climate change, birds are shifting their ranges. National Audubon Society's 2019 Survival by Degrees Report describes how these shifts could make some species vulnerable to changes and decline in numbers. These documented changes are part of the data collected by citizen scientists - the birders that are Climate Watch volunteers. Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society supports the Climate Watch project with volunteers looking for Eastern Bluebirds and White-breasted Nuthatches in Lake and Porter Survey areas.
During this program, President Kim Ehn will share information about the NAS Report and past Climate Watch Survey results. Kim will also discuss the upcoming Winter 2021 Climate Watch Survey.
*There will also be an online Board meeting prior to the program at 6:00 pm. If you would like more information regarding this meeting email Kim at email@example.com.
Meeting ID 860 1737 3203; Pass 241297
We will also stream on our Facebook Page