Annual Spring Gathering

2020 Vision on the River

May 1-3, 2020
Illinois River Valley
Emiquon/Chautauqua Area

Hosted by Emiquon Audubon Society




The 2020 Spring Gathering will provide a weekend of discovery in the Illinois River Valley. Locations such as The Nature Conservancy’ Emiquon Preserve, Chautauqua and Emiquon Fish & Wildlife Refuges, Sand Ridge State Forest and other equally exciting spots in Mason, Fulton and Tazwell Counties.

Join us for the Saturday night banquet to be held at the American Grill, Canton, Enjoy a silent auction, the Illinois Audubon Society Annual Conservation Awards and a fast and fun Bird Trivia Contest. Take time to reconnect with friends and find out who won the Spring Gathering BIG DAY Competition.

A few things to note:

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2020 Spring Gathering Schedule

Friday, May 1
3-9:00 p.m.Registration Packet Pick-up at Dickson Mounds Museum
5:00 p.m.Social Hour with pizza, snacks and cash bar at Dickson Mounds Museum
7-8:30 p.m.Program: Aaron Yetter, Illinois Natural History Survey
Saturday, May 2
6:00 a.m.Field trips begin departing from Heritage Grand Inn, Canton (BIG DAY 4:30 a.m.)
11:30 a.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Field trips continue
5:30 p.m.Social Hour with cash bar at American Grill, Canton, Silent Auction opens
7:00 p.m.Annual Conservation Awards, Birding Trivia, BIG DAY Champions announced
9:00 p.m.Silent Auction winners announced
Sunday, May 3
6:00 a.m.Field trips begin departing from Heritage Grand Inn, Canton
11:30 a.m.Lunch and Checklist Compilation at Dickson Mounds Museum