The Start of a New Year

2010 marks the beginning of reorganization and revamping of the Sycamore Audubon Society website.  Please check back here in the future for information on trips, contacts, and ways to stay involved and informed as a birder.  Please look for updated conservation news by browsing the links on the right.


  • Sunday, March 7.  Woodcock Courtship Trip.  6:30 p.m Celery Bog parking lot.  We will carpool to the Purdue Wildlife Area off SR 26 in the hopes of seeing (or hearing) courting American Woodcock at sundown.  Return should be around 8:30 p.m
  • Thursday, March 11.  PROGRAM:  Hellbender Stories.  Rod Williams, assistant Professor in Forestry and Natural Resources, will talk about this rarely seen large amphibian found in Indiana.  7:15 Lilly Nature Center, West Lafayette.
  • Saturday, March 20.  First day of Spring migrant trip.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Celery Bog parking area.  We will look over the wetlands at Celery Bog for migrating water birds and move to other areas if birds are being reported elsewhere.
  • Thursday, April 8.  PROGRAM:  Chattering in the Chimney:  The mysterious Chimney Swift.  Shirley Needham, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Fulton County.  7:15 p.m.  Lilly Nature Center, West Lafayette.

-Attached is the 2009-2010 winter issue of the newsletter.  Warbler Vol 34 Iss 4