Saturday and Sunday. August 22 and 23. Central Illinois River Valley including the Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Area. Our base will likely be the Peoria area. Depending on the "draw-downs" for shorebirds we'll visit the most promising mudflats for shorebirds at different refuges. Expect nearly 20 species of shorebirds including Black-necked Stilts, Red-necked Phalaropes and possibly Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Local Eurasian Tree Sparrows should be present at Emiquon. Reservation & $100 deposit required. Limit 14 participants. RSVP to leader David B Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-567-9650.