GOAS Program & Meeting
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

GOAS Program & Meeting

  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center (map)
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Join award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Miles for a presentation of Behind the Lens. Miles, from Rogersville, Missouri, will describe many of the remarkable wildlife and nature photographs featured in his new photo book, MISSOURI, WILD and WONDERFUL. Fascinating facts will also be shared about our natural world.

From bluebirds and black bears to tall grass prairies and Ozark streams, MISSOURI, WILD and WONDERFUL features 142 images compiled over 20 years as Miles hiked, kayaked, snorkeled and backpacked with his camera throughout Missouri. 

An opportunity to purchase signed book copies will follow Matt’s presentation. Come at 6:30 PM for refreshments and to socialize. The program starts at 7:00, followed by a short business meeting.

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NEW Field Trip: Explore an Ozark Gem
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

NEW Field Trip: Explore an Ozark Gem

Imagine an area featuring a cave, natural bridge, spring-fed lake, and river features, sited in the Missouri Ozarks and just minutes from Springfield! Property owner Dan Chiles has worked with multiple agency partners to preserve important Karst features and to stabilize the river bank that protect both the Sac River watershed and Springfield’s drinking water quality. Meet at the northwest corner of the west Wal-Mart on Sunshine.

Leader: Charley Burwick, 417-860-9505

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Signature Road Trip: Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Signature Road Trip: Quivira and Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas

Our road trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms near Great Bend, KS is back by popular demand! The area is a vast wetlands maintained for shorebirds, waders, (herons and egrets), cranes (hopefully Whooping Cranes!), ducks, gulls, swans, and more. Meet at the Wal-Mart on west Sunshine. We’ll coordinate carpooling to reduce number of vehicles, with none left over the weekend. Cars and riders should be packed and ready to go at meeting time!

Leader: Becky Swearingen, 417-766-1708

Register with Charley Burwick 417-860-9505. A block of rooms at the Great Bend Best Western will be held for GOAS.

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GOAS Board Meeting
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

GOAS Board Meeting

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Any active member of National Audubon Society (and GOAS) may attend a board meeting as a guest. A member must contact the President to request to speak to the board and be added to the agenda. Parking is located on the south side of the building.

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GOAS Program & Meeting
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

GOAS Program & Meeting

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The GLADE class of 2018 will present November’s program. Each years’ attendees express their unique experiences and perspectives, embellished with images and stories, all told through their eyes. GLADE celebrated it’s 10th year last summer; a milestone and tribute to the impact of what our unique, nature-based, experiential learning project has accomplished: To nurture the next generation of conservation leaders.

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27th Annual Bird Seed Sale
Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

27th Annual Bird Seed Sale

It’s our annual fundraiser for chapter operating funds. We only sell seed harvested this summer, with the exception of niger (not grown in the US), so guarantee it’s the freshest you can purchase! Volunteers are welcome to help on sale day. Find our truck at the northwest corner of the Southern Hills Shopping Center.

Bird feeders, houses, and suet cakes along with seed make great gifts. See you at the sale!

Seed Sale Chair: Dan Liles, 417-234-6205

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Signature Field Trip: Looking for Longspurs
Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

Signature Field Trip: Looking for Longspurs

This trip features birding on prairies in Dade County, Missouri, including Niawathe, Penn-Sylvania, and more, requiring moderate to vigorous hiking. Possibilities are Smith’s and Lapland Longspurs, Merlin, and Prairie Falcon, and an assortment of sparrows. Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks; we’ll make convenience store stops. Meet at the northwest corner of the west Wal-Mart on Sunshine.

Leaders: Steve and Debbie Martin, 417-485-3560

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Signature Pelagic Trip: Looney for Loons
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Signature Pelagic Trip: Looney for Loons

  • East River Bluff Boulevard Ozark, MO, 65721 (map)
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It’s a pelagic pontoon boat excursion on Table Rock Lake, so we can get up-close and personal with waterfowl and gulls. The cost is approximately $20 per person, and registration is required. Bring lunch, snacks, drinks and dress for cold and wind exacerbated by a moving boat! Meet at the Evans Road Commuter parking lot north of Mercy Orthopedic Hospital west of Highway 65. Weather date is 2 December—call Greg with questions.

Leader: Captain Greg Swick, 417-209-0652

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Springfield and Taney County Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) planning meeting
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Springfield and Taney County Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) planning meeting

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Meet at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center to participate in one or both CBCs. The count circles are split into sections covered by individual teams which can always use an additional person! Contact the leaders to learn more about participation.

Leaders: Greg Samuel, Springfield CBC 417-839-5627; Charley Burwick, Taney Co. CBC 417-860-9505

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Springfield Christmas Bird Count
Dec
15
7:00 AM07:00

Springfield Christmas Bird Count

Individual teams set meeting time and location. If you are unsure about the team you joined, and who is the leader, contact Greg Samuel 417-839-5627.

Warm up after a rigorous day counting birds! A compilation pot luck dinner tallying all species counted, starts at 6:00 PM at the Watershed Center. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks and service ware provided.

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Taney County Christmas Bird Count
Dec
22
7:00 AM07:00

Taney County Christmas Bird Count

Individual teams set meeting place and time. If you are unsure about the team you joined, and who is the leader, contact Charley Burwick 417-860-9505.

Warm up after a rigorous day counting birds! A compilation Chili pot luck dinner tallying all species counted, starts at 5:00 PM at Missouri State University’s Mincy House. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks and service ware will be provided.

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Signature Field Trip: Springfield Area Waterfowl Hotspots
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Signature Field Trip: Springfield Area Waterfowl Hotspots

Kick-off your birding new year! Winter climate and conditions determine waterfowl diversity and abundance this time of year, with 25+ species possible including ducks, geese, grebes and loons. We carpool to reduce the number of vehicles, stopping at a variety of locations. Meet on the north side of Fuddrucker’s parking lot on Lone Pine.

Leader: David Catlin, 417-861-8875

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GOAS Board Meeting
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

GOAS Board Meeting

  • 209 East Central Street Springfield, MO, 65802 (map)
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Any active member of National Audubon Society (and GOAS) may attend a board meeting as a guest. A member must contact the President to request to speak to the board and be added to the agenda. Parking is located on the south side of the building.

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Signature Field Trip: Day Shift and Night Shift on the Prairie
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

Signature Field Trip: Day Shift and Night Shift on the Prairie

The Lockwood/Golden City, Missouri area is one of our favorite birding haunts. This time of year we are likely to see many Red-tailed Hawks and subspecies (Harlan’s, Abieticola and Kriders), possible Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers, Merlin and Prairie Falcons, and Short-eared Owls. Lunch at Cooky’s in Golden City is always a treat! Bring snacks and drinks due to evening return. Meet at the northwest corner of the west Wal-Mart on Sunshine.

Leader: Charley Burwick, 417-860-9505

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GOAS Board Meeting
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

GOAS Board Meeting

Any active member of National Audubon Society (and GOAS) may attend a board meeting as a guest. A member must contact the President to request to speak to the board and be added to the agenda. Parking is located on the south side of the building.

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Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Beyond the Bird Feeders

Come watch the feeders with GOAS members to learn identification tips at the Watershed Center’s GOAS bubbler and feeding station. Weather permitting, we’ll take it outside Beyond the Feeders, walking paved trails to test our new skills!

Leader: Lisa Berger, 417-860-9108

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NEW: South Creek Stroll
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

NEW: South Creek Stroll

Stroll along South Creek’s ADA compliant, paved trails exploring GOAS’s adopted section which has been kept unpaved by volunteers for 2 decades. Then we’ll walk the newly restored reach, spearheaded by James River Basin Partnership; compare to the image here!

Leader: Brooke Widmar, 417-459-6526

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GOAS Board Meeting
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

GOAS Board Meeting

  • 290 East Central Street Springfield, MO, 65802 (map)
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Any active member of National Audubon Society (and GOAS) may attend a board meeting as a guest. A member must contact the President to request to speak to the board and be added to the agenda. Parking is located on the south side of the building.

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Signature Field Trip:  Busiek State Forest - Hike and Bird
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Signature Field Trip: Busiek State Forest - Hike and Bird

Busiek State Forest is one of our favorite hotspots to see fall migrants, including hawks as they move south ahead of winter. This is an easy-moderate hike. After rain, waterproof footwear is advisable. Meet at the Evans Road and Highway 65 commuter parking lot to carpool (recommended) East River Bluff Blvd., north of Mercy Orthopedic Hospital; otherwise, meet at the parking area east of 65.

Leader: Jill Hays, 417-840-2485

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GOAS Program & Meeting
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

GOAS Program & Meeting

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This Month’s Program: Sarah Kendrick, Missouri’s Ornithologist presents, Technology and Tracking Bird Migration: What We Are Learning and How You Can Help! Come at 6:30 PM for refreshments and to socialize. The program starts at 7:00, followed by a short business meeting.

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GOAS Board Meeting
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

GOAS Board Meeting

  • Springfield Environmental Resource Center (map)
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Any active member of National Audubon Society (and GOAS) may attend a board meeting as a guest. A member must contact the President to request to speak to the board and be added to the agenda. Parking is located on the south side of the building.

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