Chicago Audubon's Annual Bird Seed Sale is now open. The deadline for ordering this year is October 10. If you would like to view the product list, click here. You may place an order here online from that list or, if you prefer, you may print out the product list and mail it to us with your check. More details to follow shortly.
WHITE HOUSE TO WARMING WORLD:
Chicago Audubon Society stands with National Audubon on its concern with the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. We will stay committed to doing everything we can to slow the pace and effects of climate change and to help declining bird populations.
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Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife.
Chicago Audubon stands with National Audubon against all efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act
The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America's symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.
Please ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act:
Whooping Cranes. Photo by Diana Robinson/Flickr CC (BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Chicago Audubon stands with the American Bird Conservancy
in supporting legislation that protects the pollinators.
Tell Congress it’s time to get serious about protecting birds, bees, and other wildlife by passing the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 3040) to restrict toxic neonicotinoid pesticides.
Neonicotinoids have become the most-used insecticides in the nation. They are found in the foods we eat, the pest-control sprays we use in our gardens, and the flea-control products we put on our pets. Yet, neonicotinoids are lethal to the birds, bees, butterflies and other organisms we rely on to pollinate our crops and control our pests.
Please act now: Urge your Representative to co-sponsor the
Saving America’s Pollinators Act
Tell your senators to support a companion bill in the Senate.THANK YOU!
Congratulations to the Winners of Chicago Audubon's
Second Annual Photo Contest
We would like to thank all of you who entered this year for sharing your beautiful images with us. We also thank our judges for their valuable time and support. Many thanks to the Museum of Science & Industry, the Morton Arboretum, and the Chicago Botanic Garden for donating prizes.
1st Place Winner: Michael Ferguson. Red-eyed Vireo.
Second Place Winner: Steven Jner. Common Yellowthroat.
Third Place Winner: Leonardo Estrada. Great Egret.
The American Bird Conservancy and the Chicago Audubon Society
need your help protecting all birds in and passing through Illinois!
The Illinois Senate recently passed a bill that would siphon money away from proven programs that help the state’s low-income pet owners and instead use those funds to maintain colonies of feral cats in Illinois’ parks and neighborhoods. This bill would authorize the systematic abandonment of cats throughout the state and is a threat to the health and welfare of people, birds, and other wildlife.
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017
Chicago Audubon Environmental Awards!
On March 25, Chicago Audubon presented Awards to honor those who have made contributions to conservation, the protection of migratory birds and other wildlife, and have helped to conserve, preserve, and enhance the varied habitats and open spaces of the greater Chicago region. The Awards ceremony took place March 25 at the Silver Stallion Restaurant in Des Plaines. To see a complete list of the categories awarded and their recipients, please go to the March-April issue of the Compass newsletter: compass_marapr2017 (7).pdf.
We Congratulate the Awardees!
From left to right: Matt Cvetas, John Rogner, Josh Coles, Jeff Skrentny, John Navin, Steve Flexman, Chicago Audubon President Dave Willard, Jill Flexman, Bob Fisher, Kathy Andrews Wright, Henry Griffin, Libby Hill and Josh Engel. ~ Photo by Heidi Tarasiuk ~
Chicago Audubon is proud to announce a video produced by WTTW featuring Annette Prince of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors & The Chicago Audubon Society, Doug Stotz of The Field Museum, Rose Augustine of Willowbrook Wildlife Center and Architect Jeanne Gang. Chicago Audubon Board member and photographer, Jerry Goldner, donated the bird videos to the project.
"BUILDING A BIRD-SAFE CITY"
THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
NEEDS YOUR HELP!
~ BECOME A MENTOR FOR THE FUTURE OF BIRDS ~
Arguably the most important thing we can do for bird conservation is mentor the next generation to love and value the natural world. Children are the future birders, scientists, artists and voters. Please take a look at the information in the link below about a program that has a great track record of working with children in Chicago to get them out of their classrooms into their neighborhoods to study and appreciate common city birds like cardinals, robins and goldfinches. The program relies on volunteers who are trained to be classroom and neighborhood guides. Consider whether this is something you might want to do and sign up now for the next training session. If you do decide to participate in this program let us know. We would like to write a story for the this website and for our newsletter, the Compass, about Chicago Audubon's educational efforts. Thank you for considering it. Everyone is very very busy, but busy people make time for important things.