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Field Trip: Calumet Sewage Ponds

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the region's premier shorebird site.  Combined trip with Chicago Ornithological Society.  Meet at Sewage Ponds at 7:30 a.m. Trip ends at 11 a.m. Limit 25 people.

Advance signup-for this trip is required.  Registration forms are available from Walter Marcisz, wmarcisz@att.net or 773-646-3034 or 312-206-9889 (cell). Completed forms must be turned in by July 17.  Send forms by snail mail to Walter Marcisz, 13416 S. Mackinaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60633. 

No cameras but scopes and binoculars OK.  Directions will be provided by Walter Marcisz.

Plum Creek Forest Preserve, 5th Annual Trip

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the forest reserve parking lot on the east side of Burnham Rd., about 1 mile south of Sauk Trail.  Leader.  Josh Engel.  Limit of 10, RSVP to Josh at jengel5230@yahoo.com.

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Gillson Park, Wilmette. 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: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 24, 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.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel

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: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gillson Park, Wilmette. 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 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 Nancy Halliday.

 

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 Mark Vaughn.

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: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 8, 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: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 6, 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 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 Sarah Flax.

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. 

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