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FIELD TRIP: Plum Creek Forest Preserve

Sunday, June 7, 2020

 THIS FIELD TRIP HAS NOT YET BEEN CANCELLED BUT PROBABLY WILL BE. IT REQUIRES COMMUNICATION WITH JOSH IN ORDER TO LEARN ITS STATUS.

7h Annual trip! Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the forest preserve parking lot on the east side of Burnham Rd., about 1 mile south of Sauk Trail.  Look for grassland and shrubland birds that are otherwise rare so close to Chicago, Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissel, Yellow-breasted Chat, and White-eyed Vireo all breed there. Leader: Josh Engel. Limit of 10, RSVP to Josh at josh@redhillbirding.com,

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sundays at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

 

FIELD TRIP: Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle CANCELLED

Sunday, May 10, 2020

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: Skokie Lagoons CANCELLED

Friday, May 8, 2020

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 CANCELLED

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday mornings at Perkins Woods. 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 Ave. and Grant St. Park along Ewing Ave.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel.

 

FIELD TRIP: Ryerson -- NEW TRIP! CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

 New Trip. Meet at 8:00 AM at Brushwood Center Parking lot for Ryerson woods spring migration walk. Leader:  John Leonard


FIELD TRIP: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Join us for a morning at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda.

 

 

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday Mornings at Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the beach by the dog park. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday mornings at Northwestern University. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  Meet at 8:30 a. m. 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. Nancy Halliday (May 2) and other possible dates and leaders TBA..

 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons CANCELLED

Friday, May 1, 2020

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.

 

PROGRAM: POSTPONED Tamima Itani and Louise Clemency: How Monty and Rose took Chicago by Storm - Piping Plovers in the Great Lakes

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In the spring of 2019, a pair of endangered Piping Plovers nested on Montrose Beach, the first such event in Chicago since 1955.  They and their chicks weaved themselves into the hearts of birders and non-birders alike, becoming stellar ambassadors for their species.  Over a period of ten weeks, they were monitored by volunteers from sunrise to sunset, affording a unique opportunity for observation and learning.  Tamima Itani, Volunteer Coordinator and Board Member, Illinois Ornithological Society, and Louise Clemency, Field Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Chicago Field Office, will describe Piping Plover life history and how the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort is bringing these birds back. They will share anecdotes from their Chicago experience.   

FIELD TRIP: Air Station Prarie and Techny North CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 We will look for early migrants including shorebirds, especially Wilson's Snipe there and at Techny. Meet on the  deck of the interpretive center at 8 a.m. Leader: John Leonard.

 

FIELD TRIP: Air Station Prairie: Woodcocks CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Come out to see the spectacular aerial displays of the American Woodcock at dusk! The Air Station Prairie in Glenview is a great location for these displays and we may even spot a woodcock on the ground. Parking for the Air Station Prairie is available across the street (Compass Rd) from the ASP Interpretive center on the west side of the lot. Meet on the deck of the interpretive center at 6:45 p.m. Leader: John Leonard

 

Field Trip: LooneyTrip! CANCELLED

Saturday, April 4, 2020

 

Looney Trip!  Meet at Diamond Lake, Gale Street Inn Parking Lot at 8:00 a.m.Carpooling and lunch out at local eatery. We generally see approximately 100 loons or more.  Ends at approximately 2:00 p.m. Limited group size. Reservations required.  Leader: David Johnson, djohnsoda@comcast.net.

 

PROGRAM CANCELLED!: Gustavo Ustariz: Honduras: Birding and its Relationship to Coffee, Climate & Economic Development.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Gustavo Ustariz has a BBA and an MBA in Tourism Management and has worked in tourism development for over 15 years, mainly with communities and local governments in Honduras, where he is from. His work includes promoting community-based tourism with a local NGO on the north coast of Honduras and developing tourism and guide-training projects there, including birding tourism.  He will discuss the importance of Honduras to the extraordinary diversity of birds there, including many migrants familiar to bird club members. In recognition of the important contribution of tourism to Honduras, ENSBC and Josh Engel of Red Hill Birding will be offering a birding trip to Honduras, March 11-20, 2021.

PROGRAM: Erika Hasle: The Role of Cities in Monarch Butterfly Conservation

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Conservation has long been viewed as a battle between wilderness and cities. However, a growing wave of conservationists are now viewing cities as a refuge for some species, such as pollinators. Over the last three years, the Field Museum has worked with partners to understand the important role cities play in providing habitat for monarchs. Erika Hasle, Conservation Ecologist at the Field’s Keller Science Action Center, will present results on Chicago's existing monarch habitat and the potential for urban areas to play a significant role in monarch recovery. Additionally, Erika will share results of a 2019 pilot community science program around backyard milkweed

PROGRAM: John Bates: A Year in Perkins Woods

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Perkins Woods has always been a popular Evanston birding spot, particularly for Spring and Fall migration.  Since 2015, John Bates, Curator of Birds at the Field Museum, has been the Cook County Forest Preserve Bird Monitor for Perkins, which means he tries to do 2 or more bird surveys there each month.  He will present on what he's seen in Perkins across the seasons from the perspective of the birds and other aspects of the natural history of this North Evanston hotspot”

Waukegan Christmas Count

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

To participate, contact organizer: Joel Greenberg, joelrgreenberg@gmail.com. Compiler, Adam Sell.

: Chicago-North Shore Christmas Count

Saturday, December 28, 2019

58th  Chicago-North Shore Count

ENSBC Post-Count Potluck dinner at Libby Hill’s house, 2715 Woodland Rd, Evanston.  Arrive any time after 4 pm. Contact Libby Hill at 847-475-2096 or libbyhill@comcast.net for more information about the dinner.

Organizer: John Leonard, Co-organizer: Joel Greenberg. To participate, contact joelrgreenberg@gmail.com

To participate in the Feeder Count, contact Joel Greenberg to make sure you are in the Count Circle.

Chicago Lakefront Christmas Count

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Chicago Lakefront Christmas Count

To participate, contact organizer: Joel Greenberg at joelrgreenberg@gmail.com

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