Great Egret, by Judith Collins

Smoky Hills Audubon

Serving birders in North Central Kansas

Contact Dan Baffa for more infomation at 620-271-8891

or send an e-mail to 

Our Chapter History:
Kansas Bird Checklist Project:

Find information on Backyard
Habitat Certification under Tab labeled Certify Habitat

Birders with binoculars
Find more images and
regular posts at our  Facebook page.

Current Events and News

The Spring Work Party at our chapter Wildlife Sanctuary is rescheduled for Saturday, 25-April-2015.  Participants should meet at the Sanctuary on West Stimmel.  We will be happy to see you.  Starting time is 9 am, ending at 3 pm; but come and go as you wish:-)  The weather this week has been just too inclement!!! to conduct the work party on the 18th.

Join us for our FREE April 2015 Program - Speaker: Wes Jackson, President, The Land Institute. Topic: 'Solving the 10,000 year old Problem of Agriculture, Progress Report'. The program begins on Thursday, 16-Apr at 7 pm with a half-hour social, followed by the talk at 7:30 pm. Please RSVP by 14-Apr Dan Baffa at if you wish to attend the pre-talk dinner at Gutierrez Restaurant.  Read more in April Newsletter under tab labeled Newsletters

Join us to bird in the Kansas Wetlands, our Sanctuary on West Stimmel Rd, in parks around town, and on scheduled field trips -

Sunday, 12-April-2015 Free Field Trip/ Bird Walk in Smoky Hills Audubon Sanctuary on W Stimmel Rd, Meet at 1pm, Duration: 1.5 hr. Saturday, 9-May-2015 Field Trip to Big Oak Park at El Dorado Park, Meet at McMcDonald's, Crawford & Bdwy at 7 am (See Details under tab labeled Places to Go & Sightings or on our Facebook page) Contact Bobby Hiebert to learn more at

Sign Up for Dillons Community Rewards Program to help our chapter, our Chapter NPO number is 86468. See details and link under tab labeled Join/Donate.

Harold Lear passed away 1-Oct-2014 - see his Obituary in Oct Newsletter

Sign up to monitor Bluebird Trail at our sanctuary - Contact Kathie or Dave Roy to participate in nest boxes monitoring, 785-392-2002,

Link to Wings N Wetlands Festival scheduled for 24-25 April by clicking HERE.  The cost per person is $150 b/4 1st April and $200 after.

Wish to witness courtship behavior of Kansas Greater Prairie Chickens from 19-Mar through 19-Apr, then click HERE to open Konza Environmental Education Program webpage to make reservations. Summary can also be found under new Tab labeled Places to Go.

See details of above events and more,  and Sanctuary News in our recent Newsletters by clicking on Newsletter tab in page banner. Also click on tab labeled Join/Donate to learn about membership options, including Chapter-Only Membership

We also monitor the bluebird trail at the sanctuary (See above to participate), promote conservation education, certify bird-friendly backyards, and coordinate with local organizations for Bird watching events.

Run Google or any browser search with keywords 'Facebook Smoky Hills Audubon Society' to find our Facebook page.