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Field Trip: Perkins Woods NEW MEETING LOCATION

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Perkins Woods. Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION: Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of BENNETT AND COLFAX, UNDER THE OAKS.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Field Trip: NEW TRIP: Waukegan Beach

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Waukegan Beach  7:30 a.m.

WE PLAN TO RESCHEDULE THIS TRIP FOR SOMETIME IN APRIL

It's hard to beat Waukegan Beach in September.  Shorebirds are moving through in good numbers and migrant warblers begin to reach their peak.  We will spend the morning birding the beach, swales, and wooded lots of the Waukegan Beach area.  On the beach, we will be targeting migrant shorebirds, where a good morning could include Baird's and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sanderling, and others.  In previous years, more specialties have shown up including Whimbrel and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, so we will be ever-vigilant.  In the swales, we will keep our eyes peeled for early waterfowl and lingering Least Bitterns which breed amongst the reeds.  In the wooded lots and beachfront park, migrant warblers can be abundant on the right day, and we hope to find Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Wilson's and Magnolia Warblers among the 20+ that could be present.  We will be hiking the beach and wooded lots, which will total around 1-2 miles of walking at a birder's pace.  Adam will have a scope, but if you enjoy carrying your own, you are more than welcome to bring one. Hiking boots or sneakers are both appropriate for this walk, but please be prepared for walking on sand.  Duration: ~3 hours.  Leader:  Adam Sell.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. Here is the pin for where we will meet: https://goo.gl/maps/1QFRdEPAA3J2fEg67 

Registration is required and space is limited to 10 participants. Register with libbyhill@comcast.net.  One space remaining!

Field Trip: Canal Shores Golf Course South Loop

Sunday, September 11, 2022

7:30 a.m.

Canal Shores Golf Course South Loop

 

Meet on Lincoln St in Evanston, just East of the Canal and walk the south birding loop.  Free Street Parking.Participation limited to 15 people. Register with Matt Rooney at matthewarooney@gmail.com

 

Field Trip: Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Friday, September 9, 2022

Friday mornings at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary from 7:30-9:30.  Park in the metered Waveland Parking Lot (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ovFmu2P21ewTXiAF7) and meet on the viewing platform on the east side of the fenced-in bird sanctuary (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/fgSgGEx75wEP3X7M6). The leaders, from Red Hill Birding, will be on the platform from 7:30-9:30, so you can come any time. Coffee and fixings are provided.

Field Trip: Perkins Woods NEW MEETING LOCATION

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m.  NOTE NEW MEETING PLACE BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION: MEET AT THE CORNER OF BENNETT AND COLFAX.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel

Field Trip: Canal Shores Golf Course North Loop

Sunday, September 4, 2022

 

7:30 a.m.

Canal Shores Golf Course North Loop

Meet on Maple Ave in Wilmette just West of the Canal and walk the golf course’s north birding loop. Free street parking. Participation limited to 15 people. register with Matt Rooney at matthewarooney@gmail.com.

Field Trip: Techny Basin

Saturday, September 3, 2022

7:30 a.m.

Techny Basin.  A great place to look for migrating waterfowl. Turn north off of Willow at Founders Drive, park by the Sheraton Hotel facing Techny basin.  Leader: Owen Woodhouse.

Field Trip: Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Friday, September 2, 2022

Friday mornings at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary from 7:30-9:30. Park in the metered Waveland Parking Lot (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ovFmu2P21ewTXiAF7) and meet on the viewing platform on the east side of the fenced-in bird sanctuary (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/fgSgGEx75wEP3X7M6). The leaders, from Red Hill Birding, will be on the platform from 7:30-9:30, so you can come any time. Coffee and fixings are provided.

Field Trip: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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

Field Trip: Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Friday, August 26, 2022

Friday mornings at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary from 7:30-9:30, from the last Friday in August to the last Friday in September. Park in the metered Waveland Parking Lot (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/ovFmu2P21ewTXiAF7) and meet on the viewing platform on the east side of the fenced-in bird sanctuary (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/fgSgGEx75wEP3X7M6). The leaders, from Red Hill Birding, will be on the platform from 7:30-9:30, so you can come any time. Coffee and fixings are provided.

Field Trip: Big Marsh CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND NO SHORE BIRDS!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Big Marsh

Originally scheduled for Helmick Nature Preserve, the trip has been moved to Big Marsh.  Helmick has high water this season and thus no shorebirds, the target birds for this trip.  

 

 

Field Trip: John J. Duffy Grasslands

Sunday, June 26, 2022

John J. Duffy Grasslands, Sunday, June 26, 7:30 AM

An under-birded gem of the Palos Preserves, the John J. Duffy GRasslands is home to some of COok county's rarest breeding birds.  Throughout our walk, we'll keep an eye out for White-eyed Vireo, Bell's Vireo, Yellow-breasted Chat, OrchardO Oriole, and Blue-winged Warbler. In addition to its vast bird diversity, John J. Dubby is also one of the couty's premier sites for insects and plant life.  Leader: Isoo O'Brien.  Register with Isoo at isooman22@gmail.com.

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Field Trip: Swallow Cliff Woods

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Swallow Cliff Woods, Sunday June 19, 7:00 AM

Swallow Cliff Woods hosts some of the greatest diversity of breeding species in the Chicago area.  Our targets for this trip will consiste of high quality woodland species, including Acadian Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Pileated Woodpecker, Broad Winged Hawk,Yellow  throatd Warbler, cuckoos, tanagers, and more.  Leader: Isoo O'Brien  Please register with Isoo at isooman22@gmail.com.

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FIELD TRIP: Calumet Big Marsh Walk

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Big Marsh Walk. Come join the Evanston North Shore Bird Club and the Chicago Ornithological Society at one of the most exciting habitat restoration projects in Chicagoland!  Big Marsh is breeding habitat to numerous important marsh bird species including Sora, Virginia Rail, Swamp Sparrow, Marsh Wren, and Common Gallinule. Depending on water levels, Big Marsh can also host a variety of shorebirds and other frequent wetland visitors like American White Pelican.  The walk will begin in the parking lot, adjacent to the new park center building. The walk will be entirely on crushed gravel or paved surfaces, so access is very favorable. Typically, walks at Big Marsh last about 2.5 hours and cover 2-3 miles. If you're unable to join for the entire walk, please feel free to leave whenever you'd like. If you need binoculars, please contact the walk leader ahead of time so a loaner pair can be arranged. Bathroom facilities open at 8:00am.

 
Meet at 7 am in the parking lot (directions to come).  Registration required by contacting libbyhill@comcast.net.  Carpooling is encouraged!  Leader: Carl Giometti
 
If you're curious as to what other birds we may see, the Big Marsh occurrence chart can be found here: https://ebird.org/barchart?r=L152605&yr=all&m=

FIELD TRIP: `Plum Creek Forest Preserve

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Plum Creek Forest Preserve.  10th Annual Trip. 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. We hope to see birds like Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Scarlet Tanager, and Tufted Titmouse. We will wrap up by 10:30 or 11.  Plum Creek FP is about an hour south of Evanston, via Rte 94/394/Sauk Trail. Detailed directions will be provided before the trip. Leader: Josh Engel. Limit of 10.  Registration required:  Please email Libbyhill@comcast.net

Alert: 1 space left as of May 24. Preference for this coveted spot will be given to ENSBC members.  Non-members will be placed on a Wait List and notified. 

Gillson Park, Wilmette

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Gillson Park.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m.at the Wildflower Garden near the Coast Guard Station.. Parking is available for non-residents of Wilmette through May. For more information, contact Go Green Wilmette -

Canal Shores Bird Walk

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Walk the south bird loop at Canal Shores Golf Course. Meet at 7:30 a.m. by the 18th hole green on Lincoln St, Evanston, just east of the canal. There is four hours of free parking on Lincoln in that area. For more information Matt Rooney matthewarooney@gmail.com

Field Trip: Perkins Woods Thursdays

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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 Avenue and Grant Streets.  Park along Ewing Avenue.  Leader: John Bates and/or Josh Engel

Gillson Park, Wilmette

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Bird Walk at Gillson Park, Wilmette.  Sponsored by our partner Go Green Wilmette. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Wildflower Garden near the Coast Guard Station. Parkin is available  for non-residents of Wilmette  through May.  For more information, contact Go Green Wilmette.

Canal Shores Bird Walk

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Walk the north birding loop of Canal Shores Golf Course. Meet at 7:30 a.m. by the 10th hole tee on Maple Ave, Wilmette, just west of the canal. There is four hours of free parking on Maple in that area.  For more information: Matt Rooney matthewarooney@gmail.com

 

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