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Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Perkins Woods. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Perkins Woods. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel.

NEW FIELD TRIP: Techny Basin

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Look for migrating shorebirds and ducks and whatever else we can find.  Meet behind the Sheraton Hotel on the north side of Willow road at 7:30 a.m. To get to Techny Basin, turn north from Willow Rd. onto Founders Drive, then turn left into the Sheraton Hotel parking lot and park as far west as you can to find our meeting spot.  If you have a scope, please bring it.  Register with Field Trip Chair Libby Hill at libbyhill@comcast.net so we know to expect you.  Leader:  Owen Woodhouse. Owen is one of the young birders who will be leading some of our future field trips.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Perkins Woods. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel.

Plum Creek Forest Preserve SPACE AVAILABLE

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Plum Creek Forest Preserve.  Directions: We will meet at 7:30 in the main forest preserve parking lot, on the east side of Burnham Avenue, south of Sauk Trail.  Return to Evanston by 12:30, or stop for lunch on the way home.  Plum Creek FP is about an hour south of Evanston, via Rte 94/394/Sauk Trail. Detailed directions will be provided before the trip. 

 Limit 6-8 participants.  Leader:  Josh Engel.

Canal Shores Golf Course South Loop

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Meet at 7:30 am. Register in advance with matthewarooney @gmail.com. Walks are limited to 10 participants, masks and social distancing and your own binoculars required. We will be birding the South Loop. Meet east of the Canal near the 18th green.Four hours of free parking on Lincoln Street, Evanston.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 30, 2021

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

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  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.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thursday mornings in 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.

Canal Shores Golf Course North Loop

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Meet at 7:30 am. Register in advance with matthewarooney @gmail.com. Walks are limited to 10 participants, masks and social distancing and your own binoculars required.  We will be birding the North Loop. Meet west of the Canal near the 10th tee.  Four hours of free parking at Maple Street, Wilmette

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 23, 2021

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

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 22, 2021

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, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  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.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday mornings in 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.

Montrose!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday mornings at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda. 

Canal Shores Golf Course South Loop

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Meet at 7:30 am. Register in advance with matthewarooney @gmail.com. Walks are limited to 10 participants, masks and social distancing and your own binoculars required. We will be birding the South Loop. Meet east of the Canal near the 18th green.Four hours of free parking on Lincoln Street, Evanston.

Gillson Park

Sunday, May 16, 2021

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

Pre-registration Not Necessary.

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 15, 2021

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, and TBA. Watch for possible date changes.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday mornings at Skokie Lagoons.  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.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday mornings in 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.

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