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The Evanston North Shore Bird Club presents programs every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April (no December program) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., corner of Bridge St., in Evanston.  Programs are free and open to the public.

For general information about ENSBC, or directions to Program nights, call Libby Hill at 847-475-2096 or Gerry Ginsburg at 847-475-6912, or email


“ Confessions of a Counter: From Birder to Scientist.” Richard Horwitz

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Richard Horwitz:  Confessions of a Counter: From Birder to Scientist.    7:45 PM

When Rich Horwitz was 13, his love of birds led to counting them. Now as a scientist at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, his passion for numbers and nature shows us how to protect and conserve other organisms, like fish, and their habitat. Illustrated with humorous personal anecdotes, he will also discuss how population numbers, obtained for one purpose, can be used, or misused, for other purposes. Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Evanston.


Join us for our Official Birthday Party.

7:00 p.m. At the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Please join the fun for cake and refreshments and camaraderie as we celebrate 100  years of ENSBC!  Talk by Rich Horwitz follows the celebration.  The celebration starts at 7 pm at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston.  Free and Open to the Public. for more information.


“Bird Migration in the Great Lakes, A Twelve Month Spectacle.” Robert Russell

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We will highlight a series of migrant species that portray the vast range of migration patterns that individual species depict. From Red Knots that winter on Chiloe Island, Chile and Marbled Godwits that cross Lake Superior to winter in Baja to five-ounce thrushes that fly the length of Lake Michigan in a single night, the spectacle of bird migration in the Great Lakes is one of the wonders of Midwestern natural history. Bob Russell is a retired US Fish and Wildlife Service bird biologist who was the shorebird specialist for the Great Lakes region working in 8 different Midwest states.

3rd program in ENSBC's 100th Birthday celebration!