Upcoming Songbird Station Events

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Feb. 12, 2015 - Time: 10:30 am

Café Songbird

Join us for coffee, cookies and conversation as we gather to discuss what we are seeing in our backyard or on the trails.  It’s always a lively bunch with great stories to tell or questions to ask.  Our little group is growing every month but we always have room for more!




Feb. 14, 2015 - Time: 8:00 am

GBBC Backyard Bird Feeder Crawl

You’ve heard of a Pub Crawl?  Well, to help celebrate the 2015 GBBC, the Columbia Audubon Society is having a Backyard Bird Feeder Crawl!  We’ll carpool to various backyard bird feeders in and around the Columbia area.  At each backyard feeder we’ll count birds for 15 minutes or more, submit our checklist to eBird and then “crawl” to the next location.  Meet at Songbird Station’s parking lot at 8 AM.  The trip will be 3-4 hours long and we will return to Songbird Station for coffee and donuts.




Feb. 15, 2015 - Time: 1:00 pm

Bluebird Seminar

Always one of our biggest seminars of the year!  Jim and Julie Lundsted will give us tips on how to attract and care for Bluebirds in our yards.  The Missouri state bird is a favorite of many to watch nest and fledge their young.




Feb. 21, 2015 - Time: 8:00 am

Field Trip with Columbia Audubon Society

We will leave Songbird Station’s parking lot at 8:00 AM and visit as many lakes as we can in 3-5 hours in search of ducks and geese.  Phillips, R-1 and Little Dixie will be visited.  We will end the trip at Songbird Station for coffee and donuts.




Mar. 09, 2015 - Time: 2:00 pm

Purple Martin Seminar

Join us for training day for beginning and experienced Martin landlords.  Learn how to attract Martins to your yard, raise more young in your houses, control unwanted tenants like Sparrows and Starlings and prevent problems from predators like snakes and owls.  In store specials on Purple Martin products to seminar attendees along with a drawing for a FREE PMCA Excluder Ultimate Gourd.




Mar. 14, 2015 - Time: 7:00 pm

Return of the Timberdoodle Trek

Meet at Songbird Station’s parking lot at 7:00 PM.  The goal for this evening’s field trip is to hear and see (hopefully!) the twilight mating ritual of the American Woodcock (AKA Timberdoodle).  Please bring a flashlight.  We’ll return to Songbird Station around 8:00 PM for pre-bedtime milk and cookies (seriously!).




Mar. 22, 2015 - Time: 2:00 pm

Learning about Birds by Ear

An introductory to understanding and enjoying avian communication.  Ethan Duke, assistant director of the Missouri River Bird Observatory will lead this interesting and informative seminar for the first time at Songbird Station.  One of Ethan’s fortes is avian vocal communication, or more simply put, bird songs.  He willingly shares his thoughts on this, “There is something about listening to a bird sing that I will never grow tired of.  Birds are such an enjoyable medium.”




 

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