Birds & Weather
Central Iowa Birds
of Big Bluestem Audubon
Members’ Night | BBAS Christmas Party
Meeting will be held 6—9 PM at McFarland Park conservation center (56461 180th St., Ames, IA). Please bring a food item to share (cookies, candy, chips, crackers, meat, cheese, etc.) and either a bag of bird food to donate to Story County Conservation or a cash donation. Rent to use the center is waived for us, so we try to repay their generosity with bird food donations for their many feeders. Anyone wanting to share their photos of birds or nature in general (natural scenes only, please), load your pictures on a USB thumb drive, and bring it with you. But please, no more than 20 photos to avoid too long an evening when we must clean up and leave the center by 9 PM.
Ames | Christmas Bird Count
The Ames CBC will be held on Saturday, December 15, with a registration deadline of December 7. Shane Patterson is the compiler for this count. Contact him to register for the count at email@example.com. The usual post-count compilation potluck will be at the City Church of Ames-Des Moines.
Saylorville | Christmas Bird Count
The Saylorville CBC will be held on Sunday, December 16. Contact Steve Dinsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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