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Field Trip: Canal Shores Community Golf Course birdwalk

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Meet at 7:30 a.m. on Maple Ave. in Wilmette, just west of the Canal, by the 10th hole tee.  Free parking on the street. 

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bird Walks in Gillson Park are 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: Kankakee Sands, Morocco, Indiana

Sunday, May 19, 2019

3rd trip 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. 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

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 18, 2019

This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  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.

FIELD TRIP: Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

 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 or Josh Engel. 

FIELD TRIP: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bird Walks in Gillson Park are 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

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Despite the controversy surrounding this historic park, 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: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 11, 2019

This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  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 TBA.

FIELD TRIP: Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 10, 2019

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: John Leonard.

 

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 9, 2019

 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 or Josh Engel. 

FIELD TRIP: The Grove

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

 Expect warblers and other passerines.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at The Grove: east side of Milwaukee Ave., just south of Lake Ave., in the second parking lot that leads to the Interpretive Center. Leader: Nancy Halliday.

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FIELD TRIP: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Bird Walks in Gillson Park are 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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north in spring.  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 TBA.

Illinois Spring Bird Count

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake Co. assignments (630-725-6660). Contact Alan Anderson (casresearch@comcast.net) for Cook Co. assignments.

FIELD TRIP: Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 3, 2019

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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 or Josh Engel. 

“Bird Migration in the Great Lakes, A Twelve Month Spectacle.” Robert Russell

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We will highlight a series of migrant species that portray the vast range of migration patterns that individual species depict. From Red Knots that winter on Chiloe Island, Chile and Marbled Godwits that cross Lake Superior to winter in Baja to five-ounce thrushes that fly the length of Lake Michigan in a single night, the spectacle of bird migration in the Great Lakes is one of the wonders of Midwestern natural history. Bob Russell is a retired US Fish and Wildlife Service bird biologist who was the shorebird specialist for the Great Lakes region working in 8 different Midwest states.

3rd program in ENSBC's 100th Birthday celebration!

 

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