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Belted Kingfishers

Megaceryle Alcyon

Can be spotted year-round fishing Champaign County's lakes and rivers

Can dive up to 45 mph!

Have a 19"-22" wingspan! (Not just another songbird!)

Slam their prey into rocks before swallowing it whole

Spread the Word!

Print out these fliers and help spread the word about the mission of the Illinois Kingfisher. Fact Sheet covers:

  • The need for a new mascot

  • Why Kingfishers are the best choice

  • University funding

  • And more!


Our Bird has Come Home

In the winter of 2023, a team of student designers took on the project of making the mascot costume. It debuted in August 2023, and has been catapulting our work ever since

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