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 Field Trips Spring, 2022

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Montrose

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Enjoy Spring Migration at Montrose. Meet at the Entrance at 8 a.m. Leader: Libby Hill and tbd.  

FIELD TRIP: The Grove

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
 

Wednesday morning at The Grove. Look for migrants.  Meet at the Grove at 8 a.m. Participants should plan to stay afterward, if they can, to see the exhibits at the renovated Interpretive Center. Leader: Nancy Halliday..

Field Trip: Perkins Woods Thursdays

Thursday, May 19, 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

field Trip: Fridays at Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka

Friday, May 20, 2022

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka. 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. Leaders: Ed and Rebecca Rice.

FieldTrip: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Northwestern University Campus.  The NU campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed north. 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 8:00 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill and Sarah Flax.  

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

 

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.

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

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

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 -

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

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=

Cape May Migration Madness

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2022 (5 days)
Red Hill Birding: Special for the Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Tour leader: Jason Weckstein
$1775 per person sharing; $420 single supplement)
Maximum 7 participants

Space Available

For More Information:  Cape May Migration Madness — Red Hill Birding