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Kane County Audubon to host spring bird count, hikes during May

People look for birds on Nelson Lake during a bird walk on in winter 2013 at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.
People look for birds on Nelson Lake during a bird walk on in winter 2013 at Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia.

Kane County Audubon is hosting its 48th annual Spring Bird Count acros all day on May 4. The public is asked to head out to various locations in Kane County to count the birds in a given area.

Other spring events include the chapter's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 8 at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles in James O. Breen Community Park, and a bird walk in conjunction with the St. Charles Park District at 8 a.m. May 9 at Norris Woods Nature Preserve, Johnor and Third Avenue, St. Charles.

The group will host its monthly bird walk at 7 a.m. May 11 at Nelson Lake/Dick Young Forest Preserve on Nelson Lake Road, Batavia. The walk is a leisurely stroll to observe birds and nature.

Other events are scheduled throughout the month. For more information and a listing of events, visit www.kanecountyaudubon.org or call Bob Andrini at 630-584-8387.

Kane County Audubon is the local chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society and meets at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month September through May at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles.

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