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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Kansas flyways: the current and future of understanding birds’ movements, by Dr. Alice Boyle, Division of Biology, Kansas State University. Alice will talk to us a bit about why Kansas is such an interesting place to study bird movement, especially highlighting several of the new discoveries she and her lab have made in recent years. …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Built for Flight by Dr. Jackie Augustine.  Birds are masters of the air. In order to fly, birds must be lightweight, but also strong to provide power for flight.  Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas Executive Director, is an ornithologist and will describe how birds’ bodies are adapted for the demands of flight. Jackie Augustine …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Shorebird Big Year at Cheyenne Bottoms by Dr. Robert Penner, and Great Bend Sand Prairie by Elsi Miller.  Cheyenne Bottoms experienced one of the biggest shorebird migrations in a long time, with over 500,000 birds documented in the spring of 2022 alone. TNC has teamed with Fort Hays State University on a new survey protocol …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Chasing Warblers with Bob Gress. In the United States and Canada, there are over 50 species of regular occurring members of the Wood-Warblers family, Parulidae. Many are brightly colored and searching for them and seeing them for the first time is both challenging and memorable. They’re small, active and most occupy the highest parts of …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Diversity of Wintering Red-tailed Hawks in Kansas, by Dr. David Rintoul.  As most Kansas birders know, the state hosts a wide variety of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) in the winter, with representatives of 5 different subspecies making regular appearances. That's already a lot of different plumages! But some of these subspecies have multiple color morphs, …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

My Low-key Big Year, by Nick Stroot.  Nick has always enjoyed traveling, but being a birdwatcher adds even more excitement to getting out of Kansas. With travel opening up and providing more opportunities than ever, he challenged himself to see how many bird species he could find in 2022. From Mexico to Montana, spring migration …

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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

The Birds of Brazil, by Kevin Groeneweg.  A vast seasonally flooded wetland, the Pantanal in Brazil is renowned among birders around the world as an easy place for good views of large numbers of waterbirds. Having the greatest concentration of fauna in the Americas, many spectacular species can be seen, including the Jabiru, Hyacinth Macaw …

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Picnic

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Join us for our annual potluck dinner. Bring a dish to share, we'll provide drinks. There is no program planned - just visiting and catching up.

Picnic

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Join us at the Great Plains Nature Center at 6 p.m. for our annual pot-luck dinner. Bring a dish to share and your own service. 

Free