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FIELD TRIP: Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands, Indiana

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands.  Near Morocco, Indiana, this 8,000-acre prairie and wetland restoration was originally part of the 500,000-acre Grand Marsh of the Kankakee River.  The site is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, which describes it as a “birders paradise” with over 200 species recorded since restoration began in 2001. Last year we spotted 62 different species on the trip.The destination is a two-hour drive from Evanston and carpooling is recommended and may be arranged through the trip leader. Details TBA.  RSVP to Leader: Mark Vaughan, markvaughan60201@gmail.com    

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The NU campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Evanston. Leaders: Libby Hill and Isoo O’Brien.  

 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 18, 2018

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynne Carpenter.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Streets. Park along Ewing Avenue. Leader: John Bates or Josh Engel.

 

FIELD TRIP: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Join us for a spring morning at Montrose. Meet at 8:30 a.m. by the handicapped parking at the entrance to the sanctuary on W. Montrose Harbor Drive. Leader: Wayne Svoboda

 

FIELD TRIP: Jackson Park and Lakefront; Wooded Isle

Sunday, May 13, 2018

We will be looking for migrating passerines at this park. Meet at 7:00 a.m. Park south of the Museum of Science and Industry after driving on the east side of the building. Leader: Dick Young.

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partners Go Green Wilmette. Meet at 8 a.m. at the top of the Wallace Bowl amphitheater. Street parking. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 12, 2018

This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill and TBA.

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 11, 2018

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynne Carpenter.  

 

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.).  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Streets.  Park along Ewing Avenue. Leader: John Bates or Josh Engel.

FIELD TRIP: The Grove

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Expect warblers and other passerines. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at The Grove: east side of Milwaukee Ave., just south of Lake Ave., in the second parking lot that leads to the Interpretive Center.  Leader: Nancy Halliday.

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Bird Walks in GillsonPark are sponsored by our partners Go Green Wilmette. Meet at 8 a.m. at the top of the Wallace Bowl amphitheater. Street parking. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

FIELD TRIP:Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 5, 2018

This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north. Park on the lake side of the upper deck of the south parking lot off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill and Nancy Halliday.

SPRING BIRD COUNT

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Illinois State Spring Bird Count. Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake Co. assignments (630-725-6660). Contact Alan Anderson for Cook Co. assignments. 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 4, 2018

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Erickson Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Turn north into the parking lot from Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynne Carpenter.  

FIELD TRIP: PERKINS WOODS

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.).  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Streets. Park along Ewing Avenue.  Leader: John Bates or Josh Engel.

FIELD TRIP: Air Station Prairie and North Techny Basin

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Look for early migrating passerines and perhaps Woodcocks. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center, 2400 Compass Drive, Glenview in the parking lot across the street. Leader: Mark Vaughan.

PROGRAM: “Holistic Bird Identification: A Case Study of Warblers”

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Geoff will equip us with a multifaceted approach to converting observation to identification. Identification involves more than just matching a bird to a depiction in a field guide or to a set of Internet photos. A more effective approach considers not only what the bird looks like, but also factors such as behavior, habitat, and vocalization. The warbler family provides an excellent opportunity to apply these tactics, helping you to improve your warbler – and other species – identification skills, just in time for migration.

FIELD TRIP: Air Station Prairie Woodcocks

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Come out to see the spectacular aerial displays of the American Woodcock at dusk! Air Station Prairie in Glenview is a great location for these displays and we may even spot a woodcock on the ground. Meet on the deck of the interpretive center at 6:45 p.m. Leader: Jeff Sanders.

PROGRAM:“ New Zealand”

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nancy Halliday:  Nancy will narrate and illustrate her experiences from her birding trip to New Zealand in 2016.

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