January CCAS Meeting

The first chapter meeting of 2024 had a great turnout for Tom Hince’s lecture on his 2023 Big Year of birding in Citrus County. Of the 244 species he identified in the county, about half came in January. He showed photos of some of the birds he saw and clued us in on some of the most productive areas. (Hint: Fort Island Trail Beach and park, Inverness Airport, and the Inglis Dam area are just a few.) There were also updates on our projects and initiatives, like field trips (check our website calendar for updates), birding walks with other organizations, the new website (designer is working on it), and the Library Birding Backpacks. The Backpacks are so popular with Citrus County library patrons that there are waiting lists. With that in mind, we will be donating five more packs and binoculars, one for each library in the system. The library provides the printed materials. This is a fantastic way to get folks interested in birding at no expense to themselves. These projects take money and CCAS is always grateful for contributions to help your chapter make a difference. 

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