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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

PROGRAM: Nature Photography and Birding - Experiences in Sweden and Lake County

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nature Photography and Birding - My Experiences in Sweden and Lake County. Emma England will talk about a close encounter with a Great Grey Owl in Sweden that inspired her passion for bird photography. She will illustrate the differences between bird species in Europe and the U.S. and will also show images that highlight the variety of nature photography subjects in Lake County. Her talk will include tips to those new to or wanting to improve their nature photography.  Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, 7:30 pm, Free and open to the public.

North Glenview

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tour the better birding areas that North Glenview has to offer.  We will most likely bird Techny Basin Conservation Area, Lake Glenview, and Air Station Prairie for early migrants and lingering waterfowl. Techny Basin is located west of Waukegan Rd., south of Willow Rd., and east of Ravine Way in Glenview. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the gravel parking lot on Claire Ct. off of Ravine Way. The trip will last approximately 3 hours but you are welcome to leave at any time. Leader:  John Leonard.  847-845-5563.

CSBBS workday

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary Workday

3-5 pm

CSBBS workday

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Workday, 9-11 am, pull invasives, plant and mulch Dune Seed.  Please bring a rake if possible.  Dress for the weather.

 

PROGRAM: From Cage to Condo: Monk Parakeets in Chicago and Parrots in America

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

From Cage to Condo: Monk Parakeets in Chicago and Parrots in America. Steve Pruett-Jones will talk about the history and current status of the monk parakeet in Chicago and about parrots generally in the United States. There were previously two native species of parrots in the USA, both of which are now extinct. In contrast, we now have 23 species of introduced naturalized parrots, all now thriving here. Where these species came from, how they survive here, the effects that they are having, and the controversy surrounding them will be the focus of the talk. Steve is a faculty member at the University of Chicago and works both in Australia and North America on the biology and behavior of birds. He has studied the parakeets in Chicago since 1988.  Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

Looney Trip, Lake County

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Loons!  A Dave Johnson specialty! Loads of loons and lots of lakes. Expect other birds as well.  Record numbers of migrating loons are often seen on this trip as well as White Pelicans. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Diamond Lake Rd. at Diamond Lake across from Mundelein boat launch at Gale Street Inn Restaurant parking lot. Lunch out at local lakeside eatery. We will travel by van or bus, so the cost will be $30 for a 5 hour trip.  RSVP by email: djohnsoda@comcast.net. Maximum 30. Leader: David B. Johnson.

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