2020 Vision on the River
May 1-3, 2020
Illinois River Valley
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:
- Registration is required and is only available online.
- The deadline to secure your spot is April 15, 2020.
- Cancellations after April 15, 2020 will not be refunded.
- Most field trips, with the exception of the BIG DAY trips will start at approximately 6 a.m. and end 3 p.m.
- BIG DAY trips will start at approximately 4:30 a.m. and end 3 p.m.
- Find hotel information here.
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.)|
|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|