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Lake County Audubon Society meeting
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Lake County Audubon Society meeting will feature Beau Schaefer’s program: “Why I Like Doing Big Days”.
After 5 years of monthly Big Days, Beau has learned a lot about birds and himself. He will share those things as well as discuss his basic Big Day route and some of the highlights of past Big Days including the Lake County record of 164 in 2016.
Beau is in his 32nd year as an Honors Biology and Human Genetics teacher at Libertyville High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and a Master’s in Biology from Northeastern IL University in Chicago. Beau began birding around 9 or 10 after he saw a Blackburnian Warbler in his yard one day and then his parents bought him the Golden Guide to Birds of North America which he memorized. Beau did not really start serious listing until 2008 after he finished his baseball coaching career at the high school. Since then, however, birding has been his favorite activity and as a former competitive college athlete, he really enjoys the competitive aspects of birding. Beau has done Big Years, Big Months, and Big Days and has learned a lot doing all of these. His ABA List is 521, Illinois: 326, and Lake County: 305. Beau’s previous speaking experience includes 2016 as a breakout speaker at The Birding America Conference in Chicago, and his “13 Things I Learned Doing Big Days” article was published in Feb, 2016 in Birdwatching Magazine.
Under a new policy developed by the Village, doors will be open at 7:15 for attendees and will lock at 7:45, so please be prompt. Children are welcome to attend.