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Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands.  Near Morocco, Indiana, this 8,000-acre prairie and wetland restoration was originally part of the 500,000-acre Grand Marsh of the Kankakee River.  The site is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, which describes it as a “birders paradise” with over 200 species recorded since restoration began in 2001. Last year we spotted 62 different species on the trip.The destination is a two-hour drive from Evanston and carpooling is recommended and may be arranged through the trip leader. Details TBA.  RSVP to Leader: Mark Vaughan, markvaughan60201@gmail.com    

 

 

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie and North Techny Basin

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Look for early migrating passerines and perhaps Woodcocks. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center, 2400 Compass Drive, Glenview in the parking lot across the street.  Leader: Mark Vaughan.

 

 

Cuba! TRIP FULL WITH WAITING LIST!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ENSBC goes to Cuba! Led by Josh Engel and local guide Freddy Garcia.  February 20-March 3. This trip is designed to see most of the 28 (and counting) species of birds endemic to Cuba, enjoying the sights, sounds, and select cultural sights of the country along the way, with a full day at the end to explore Havana, its capital and largest city.  For more information, contact Libby Hill, libbyhill@comcast.net.

 

PROGRAM: “Gulls - More Than Meets the Eye”

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gulls have gained a love-hate relationship with many birders. Come hear Amar share his delight in this diverse group of “seabirds”, learn why an increasing number of people are drawn to them, and brush up on your gull ID skills before the Gull Frolic!

PROGRAM: "Past, Present and Future of Cameroon's Birds"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cameroon has habitats from jungle to savannah to alpine grassland and is home to some of the most unique birds on the planet. Jacob will present his study of this country's rich ornithological history to create a complete picture of the region's birdlife. 

 

 

PROGRAM: All About Feathers

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chad M. Eliason, Field Museum will present “All About Feathers” 

Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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. Evanston. Leaders: Libby Hill and Isoo O’Brien.  

 

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the region's premier shorebird site. Combined trip with Chicago Ornithological Society.  Meet at Sewage Ponds at 7:30 a.m. Limit: 25 people. Advance sign-up for this trip is required. Registration forms available from Walter Marcisz, wmarcisz@att.net or 773-646-3034 or 312-206-9889 (cell). Completed form must be turned in by July 10.  Send forms by snail mail to Walter Marcisz, 13416 S. Mackinaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60633.  No cameras but scopes and binoculars OK.  Directions provided by Walter Marcisz.

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Workday

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Second Saturday of the Month workdays. 9 - 11 am.  No experience needed, Stewards Jerry Herst and Julie Dorfman will decide on the particular work needs of the sanctuary for that afternoon. Activities can range from collecting seeds, scattering seeds, pulling invasive weeds, removing seedheads of invasive weeds, etc.  Contact Jerry Herst at Jerry.Herst@gmail.com for information.  Meet at the Sanctuary fence north or the Clark Street Beach House.

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday Afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon workdays

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary 2nd Saturday of the month Workdays

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday morning workdays are from 9-11 am.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon workdays 4-6 pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Plum Creek

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Plum Creek Forest Preserve. 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. We'll spend the morning at Josh's favorite local summer birding spot, looking especially 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 jengel2@fieldmuseum.org.

McHenry Dam TRIP CANCELLED!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

Gillson Park Bird Walk

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gillson Park. Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partners Go Green Wilmette, Meet at 8 a.m at the northwest corner of the park at Lake and Michigan Avenues. Street parking. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Meet at 7:30 a.m at the corner of Ewing and Grant.  Leader:  Josh Engel

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