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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.

 

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

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Workday at the Sanctuary, 3-5 pm. 

Invasive species removal.

Gillson Park Bird Walk

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gillson Park, Wilmette.  Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partner 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

Kankakee Sands NEW TRIP!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Kankakee Sands.  Near Morocco, Indiana, this special 8,000-acre prairie and wetland restoration, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, was originally part of the 500,000-acre Grand Marsh of the Kankakee River. Over 200 bird species have been recorded since restoration began in 2001. The destination is a two-hour drive from Evanston and carpooling is recommended. Meet to arrange carpooling at 6:15 a.m. at the far east side of the Westfield/Old Orchard parking lot, NW corner of Golf Road and Skokie Highway, in the Nordstrom area. We will depart at 6:30, return approximately 5 pm. Dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch and water or liquids. On arrival at the site, a light continental breakfast and coffee will be provided by the leader. Requred RSVP to leader Mark Vaughan by May 7. Home: 847-475-0123; Cell: 847-903-7101, markvaughan60201@gmail.com.

Kankakee Sands website:

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/i...

Northwestern University Campus and Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Northwestern University Campus. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north.  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 and Nancy Halliday.  We will bird the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary following the field trip.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons.  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.

Bird the Preserves Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Perkins Woods:  Bird the Preserves   Look for warblers and other migrants. (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.)Meet at 7:30 a.m. at tthe corner of Grant and Ewing.   Leader: Josh Engel

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