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Illinois Extension offers free bird count workshops in November

Flyer of free training for the Christmas Bird Count workshops featuring a bird and the U of I logo
University of Illinois Extension

Throughout the month of November, the public has the opportunity to participate in local Christmas Bird Counts.

The National Audubon Society will host free counting workshops to teach the basics of bird counting.

The Christmas Bird Count is the nation's longest-running community bird project, as most counts in southern Illinois are a 30 plus year tradition.

Before the count date, participants will practice counting with an expert and be able to sign up for other free bird counting events.

Workshops will be offered at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge on the following dates
November 8 from 1-2 p.m.
Giant City State Park (235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958)

November 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Pinckneyville Community Center (203 N. Walnut St, Pinckneyville, IL 62274)

November 17 from 1-2 p.m.
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (8588 IL-148, Marion, IL 62959)

November 30 from 10-11 a.m.
Rend Lake Project Visitor Center (11981 Rend City Rd, Benton, IL 62812)

To reserve a spot, click here or call (618) 687-1727.

Ava Steffens is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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