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Rollins Savanna

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 21, 2013 - Sunday Rollins Savanna This area is one of Lake County's hottest birding spots and is home to many nesters such as Least Bitterns, Sedge Wrens, Henslow's and Grasshopper Sparrows, and Bobolinks. There also may be early shorebirds. Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Washington Road parking area. The trip will last 4 hours and water and sun protection are good ideas. Leader: Beau Schaefer.

Plum Creek Forest Preserve; NEW TRIP! NOTE DATE CHANGE

Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013 – Sunday. Meet at 7:30am 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.

NEW: Weekend Getaway Trip: N. Wisconsin for Breeding Warblers June 7-9

Friday, June 7, 2013

June 7-9 Friday – Sunday Weekend javascript:__doPostBack('btnSave','')Getaway Trip: 3-4 days in N. Wisconsin for summer breeding warblers. Watch for details in Bird Calls and on the web. Leader: David Johnson.

Illinois Beach State Park Whip-poor-wills

Saturday, June 1, 2013

This unique trip will allow you a great chance to see Whip-poor-wills, a bird in serious decline, after hours in the South Unit of the State Park. Meet at 7:00 pm at the Nature Center parking lot to bird the area for local nesters prior to looking for the Whip-poor-wills. The Nature Center entrance is just west of the Illinois Beach Resort in the South Unit. Leader: Joel Greenberg.

Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos

Saturday, May 25, 2013

This half-day walk will target spring migrants including Hooded, Blue-winged, and Chestnut-sided warblers, Louisiana waterthrush, and Summer tanagers. Meet at 7 a.m. at McClaughry Springs on Kean Ave, The parking lot is one block south of Rte 83. Leader: Amar Ayyash.

NEW! Weekend Getaway Trip: Kirtland's Warblers in Wisconsin May 24-25

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24-25, Friday and Saturday. Watch for details in Bird Calls and on the web. Leader: David B. Johnson

Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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.

Spring Saturday Mornings at Northwestern University's campus

Saturday, May 18, 2013

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.

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 17, 2013

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Joel Greenberg

The Grove, Glenview

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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

Spring Saturday Mornings at Northwestern University's Campus.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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: Sue Robert and Libby Hill.

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 10, 2013

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynne Carpenter.

Ryerson Woods TRIP CANCELLED

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ryerson Woods NOTE DATE CHANGE

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Check out the spring migrants and returning breeders at this beautiful Lake County forest preserve. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Brushwood parking lot. Ryerson Woods is on Riverwoods Rd, northwest of Deerfield. Leader: Gary Hantsbarger.

Ryerson Woods

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Check out the spring migrants and returning breeders at this beautiful Lake County forest preserve. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Brushwood parking lot. Ryerson Woods is on Riverwoods Rd, northwest of Deerfield. Leader: Gary Hantsbarger.

Perkins Woods Garlic Mustard Pull and Birding

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Help rid the woods of this aggressive non-native weed. Perform a good deed, be among friends, and enjoy birds and wildflowers. Come for an hour or a morning, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Perkins Woods is at Colfax and Ewing between Central St. and Golf Rd. in Evanston. Leader: Libby Hill.

Illinois State Spring Bird Count

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake Co. assignments (630-725-6660). Contact Alan Anderson for Cook Co. assignments (casresearch@comcast.net or 847-390-7437).

Spring Saturday Mornings at Northwestern University's campus.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Saturday Mornings at Northwestern University's campus. This area is a stopover for migrants of all kinds heading north. Observations will be added to the Spring Bird Count. 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.Leader: Wayne Svoboda

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 3, 2013

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Lynne Carpenter.

Spring Saturday Mornings at Northwestern University's Campus.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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: Sue Robert and Libby Hill.

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