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 Field Trips Spring, 2022

 

 

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: 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, 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: 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: 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: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 8, 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, 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: 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: NEW TRIP: Waukegan Beach

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Waukegan Beach  7:30 a.m.

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.

Field Trip: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 15, 2022

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

Field Trip: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Perkins Woods.

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

Field Trip: Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Friday, September 16, 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: West Ridge Nature Park NEW TRIP

Friday, September 16, 2022

We will look for warblers, other migrants, local raptors, etc. Meet at 8 a.m. at WRNP main entrance (5801 N. Western Avenue). Free street parking on both sides of Western Avenue.  Leader:  Scott Judd

Field Trip: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Northwestern University Campus

The NU campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lot off Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:00 A.M.  Leaders: Libby Hill and Sarah Flax.

Field Trip: Canal Shores Golf Course North Loop

Sunday, September 18, 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: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 22, 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, September 23, 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: Northwestern University Campus North

Saturday, September 24, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Northwestern University Campus North

 The NU campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. NEW LOCATION: Meet at the north end of campus.  Turn east on Lincoln Street into the campus. You will be on Campus Drive. Stay on Campus Drive, which winds around several buildings until you get to the parking lot by the lake.  Leaders: Libby Hill and Sarah Flax.  

 

Field Trip: Canal Shores Golf Course South Loop

Sunday, September 25, 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: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

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

Trip Full!

 

Field Trip: Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Friday, September 30, 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: Northwestern University Campus North

Sunday, October 9, 2022

October is sparrows' peak migration time.  Also look for late fall warblers, both kinglets, Brown Creepers and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and maybe Jaegers or Franklin's Gulls. Meet at the north end of campus.  Turn east on Lincoln Street into campus.  Stay on Campus Drive to the parking lot by the lake.  Leaders:  Sarah Flax and Libby Hill.