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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

Montrose

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Montrose!  Meet at 9 am at the  entrance to the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, near the signs for Volunteer Parking and the bike rack.  Leader:  Wayne Svoboda.

 

Jackson Park

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle.  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.

Gillson Park Bird Walk

Sunday, May 14, 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

Northwestern University Campus and Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Northwestern University Campus and Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary. 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 TBA. We will bird the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary following the field trip.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 12, 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 11, 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 the corner of Grant and Ewing.  Leader:  John Bates or Josh Engel

The Grove

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Grove, Glenview.  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.

Gillson Park Bird Walk

Sunday, May 7, 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

Northwestern University Campus and Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Northwestern University Campus and Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary. 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.

Spring Bird Count

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Illinois State Spring Bird Count. Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake Co. assignments (630-725-6660). Contact Alan Anderson for Cook Co. assignments.

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 5, 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. 

Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 5, 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 4, 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 the kiosk at the corner of Bennett and Grant.  Easy parking on Bennett and Grant.  Leader:  Wayne Svoboda.  

Northwestern University Campus and Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Northwestern University Campus. The campus is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north.  Park on the upper deak of the south parking lot just off of Sheridan Road and Clark St. This lot is a surface parking lot just north of the parking garage. Park on the lake side of the upper deck. Meet at 8:30 a.m.  Leaders: Libby Hill and Josh Engel

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