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FIELD TRIP: Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip

Sunday, November 22, 2020

North Shore lakefront. 50th Annual Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip.  Gillson Park, Maple Park, Tower Road Park, Park Ave., Rose Beach in Highland Park, and other areas as time permits. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Gillson Park Beach.  Masks and social distancing required.  If you want to see way out onto the lake, bring your own scope. 

Preregister with Leader Jeff Sanders, yellowstart5@yahoo.com., 847-675-7172.

Carpool only with other members of the same household. (Watch for possible rule changes for Covid-19 prevention)

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

PROGRAM: “Wildlife Wonders of Brazil's Pantanal.” Josh Engel,

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Brazil’s Pantanal is home to both an enormous diversity of birds and one of the densest concentrations of large mammals anywhere in the Americas. Although it is often considered to be the world’s largest wetland, it is in reality a vast mosaic of wetlands, grassland, and lush forest. On his 2019 tour of the Pantanal and Iguaçu Falls with members of the Bird Club, Red Hill Birding’s Josh Engel and trip participants tallied 340 bird species (including top five favorites Hyacinth Macaw, Pale-crested Woodpecker, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, and a tie between Sunbittern and Guira Cuckoo) and 22 mammals (including multiple views of Jaguar). Josh will share highlights of that magical experience and talk about the birds and wildlife of the Pantanal and surrounding areas.

Zoom instructions and an invitation will be sent out to members of ENSBC.

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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 of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill  and Nancy Halliday.

Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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 of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leaders: Libby Hill  and Sarah Flax.

Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

    info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

 

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Plum Creek Forest Preserve

Sunday, June 7, 2020

 THIS FIELD TRIP HAS NOT YET BEEN CANCELLED BUT PROBABLY WILL BE. IT REQUIRES COMMUNICATION WITH JOSH IN ORDER TO LEARN ITS STATUS.

7h Annual trip! Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the forest preserve parking lot on the east side of Burnham Rd., about 1 mile south of Sauk Trail.  Look for grassland and shrubland birds that are otherwise rare so close to Chicago, Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissel, Yellow-breasted Chat, and White-eyed Vireo all breed there. Leader: Josh Engel. Limit of 10, RSVP to Josh at josh@redhillbirding.com,

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sundays 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.

 

FIELD TRIP: Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle CANCELLED

Sunday, May 10, 2020

We will be looking for migrating passerines at this park. Meet at 7:00 a.m. Park south of the Museum of Science and Industry after driving on the east side of the building. Leader: Dick Young. 

 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons CANCELLED

Friday, May 8, 2020

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.

 

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods CANCELLED

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday mornings at 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.

 

FIELD TRIP: Ryerson -- NEW TRIP! CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

 New Trip. Meet at 8:00 AM at Brushwood Center Parking lot for Ryerson woods spring migration walk. Leader:  John Leonard


FIELD TRIP: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Join us for a morning at Montrose.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at handicapped parking. Leader: Wayne Svoboda.

 

 

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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.

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2, 2020

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. Nancy Halliday (May 2) and other possible dates and leaders TBA..

 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons CANCELLED

Friday, May 1, 2020

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.

 

PROGRAM: POSTPONED Tamima Itani and Louise Clemency: How Monty and Rose took Chicago by Storm - Piping Plovers in the Great Lakes

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

In the spring of 2019, a pair of endangered Piping Plovers nested on Montrose Beach, the first such event in Chicago since 1955.  They and their chicks weaved themselves into the hearts of birders and non-birders alike, becoming stellar ambassadors for their species.  Over a period of ten weeks, they were monitored by volunteers from sunrise to sunset, affording a unique opportunity for observation and learning.  Tamima Itani, Volunteer Coordinator and Board Member, Illinois Ornithological Society, and Louise Clemency, Field Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Chicago Field Office, will describe Piping Plover life history and how the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort is bringing these birds back. They will share anecdotes from their Chicago experience.   

FIELD TRIP: Air Station Prarie and Techny North CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 We will look for early migrants including shorebirds, especially Wilson's Snipe there and at Techny. Meet on the  deck of the interpretive center at 8 a.m. Leader: John Leonard.

 

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