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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.

PROGRAM: Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Learn about Flint Creek Wildlife's work of saving the lives of injured and orphaned birds in the Chicago area. Flint Creek Wildlife's Director, Dawn Keller, will talk about some of their past patients including the baby Bald Eagles that fell from a nest in Batavia, were raised in captivity and then released at Starved Rock State Park and Journey,the Ferruginous Hawk that traveled 1,500 miles stuck in the plow of a freight train before being found at a Chicago-area rail yard. Dawn will be joined by some of Flint Creek's amazing education birds of prey….no promises yet but perhaps even Journey will make an appearance! Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, which operates locations in Barrington and Chicago, is a private not-for-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education facility that is state and federally licensed. Flint Creek Wildlife provides medical care, food and housing for injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning fully rehabilitated wildlife to its natural habitat. Flint Creek Wildlife is funded solely through donations and does not receive and state, federal or local government funding.

Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A perennial favorite among club members, this trip is excellent for early migrants. Meet at 7:30 a.m. Park south of the Museum of Science and Industry after driving on the east side of the building. Leader: Dick Young.

North Glenview

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tour the better birding areas that North Glenview has to offer. We will most likely bird Techny Basin Conservation Area, Lake Glenview, and The 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

Looney Trip, Lake County.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Dave Johnson specialty! Loads of loons and lots of lakes. Expect other birds as well. Meet at 8:30 a.m at Breezewald Park, off Old Rand Rd. in downtown Lake Zurich. Leader: David B. Johnson

PROGRAM: Guatemalan Cloud Forest: Community conservation in Action.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Bird Conservation Network is supporting the reforestation of a Guatemalan cloud forest. This cloud forest hosts many endemic birds such as the resplendent quetzal, the pink-headed warbler and three species of hummingbird, and is the winter home of many of our migrants. Economic, cultural and political factors have brought this region to an ecological tipping point, and effective conservation needs to take all of them into account. Judy Pollock, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region, recently visited the project and will discuss her field experiences as well as the unique community-based work of the BCN’s partner organization, Community Cloud Forest Conservation, in promoting sustainable agriculture, conservation of the cloud forest and bird education in local Mayan villages.

Air Station Prairie Woodcocks.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Come out to see the spectacular aerial displays of the American Woodcock at dusk! The Air Station Prairie in Glenview is a great location for these displays and we may even spot a woodcock on the ground. Meet on the deck of the interpretive center at 6:45 pm. Leader: John Leonard

4th Annual Memorial Ralph Herbst Duck Trip:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

4th Annual Memorial Ralph Herbst Duck Trip: Bird the lakes and ponds of the Palos region for a variety of spring waterfowl. Meet at 7:30 a.m. From I-55, exit south on to US Rte. 45/LaGrange Rd. Head straight south to the McGinnis Slough parking lot on the west side of LaGrange Rd. Leader: Jeff Sanders.

PROGRAM: Urban Wildlife Study: coyotes and Other Mammals

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chris Anchor, Wildlife Biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, will be presenting a program on the return of keystone predators in Northern Illinois. These will include timber wolf,cougar, black bear and a special emphasis on the Cook County Urban Coyote Project. The program is going into its 12th year, and has marked over 650 coyotes making it the largest coyote project of it's kind.

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