Feedback on Illinois Audubon Magazine

The Illinois Audubon Society was incorporated on April 10, 1897, and since 1916 has communicated with members via a periodic magazine. All are welcome to provide input on our most recent survey, however, some questions will relate specifically to the Illinois Audubon Society magazine, which members receive quarterly (to join and receive a magazine, visit illinoisaudubon.org).

In this survey we are interested in learning if you have a "spark bird." A "spark bird" is what birders call the species that caused their interest in birding to first take flight. Jason Ward, host of the YouTube show Birds of North America, describes how his "spark bird," a peregrine falcon, came to him while he was living in a homeless shelter in New York City's south Bronx, and led to his entry into "the best club on Earth."

Thank you for taking a couple of minutes to share your thoughts and ideas!

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* 1. Do you have a "spark bird” – a bird that got you started in birding, a bird that significantly elevated your interest in birding, or a bird that got you started on "destination birding," or traveling to see a specific bird? If so, what is that bird?

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* 2. Did your "spark bird"

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* 3. What recent Illinois Audubon story was your favorite?

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* 4. What topic would you like to see covered in a future issue?

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