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PROGRAM "Wintering Raptors in Illinois"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vic Berardi, who runs the Hawk Watch at Illinois Beach State Park North Unit, will talk to us about winterin raptors in Illinois and surrounding areas, which hawks and eagles can be found within 4 hours of the Chicago area, and where to look for them.

Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip! North Shore Lakefront

Sunday, November 21, 2010

41st Annual Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip! North Shore lakefront – Northwestern, Gillson Park, Maple Park, Tower Road Park, Park Ave., Rose Beach in Highland Park, and other areas as time permits. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Northwestern University beach. Go east on Lincoln St. from Sheridan Rd., turn south past the giant fitness center, then turn east (left) and go almost to the end. Bring scopes and dress for cold lake wind. Leader: Jeff Sanders.

Jo Davies County 2nd Day

Saturday, October 30, 2010

2nd day of Galena weekend

Jo Davies County Field Trip

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rick Remington, speaker at the September program on Jo Davies County, will lead a weekend trip to his favorite spots near Galena. There should be plenty of birds and beautiful fall color. For information, contact Libby Hill, 847-475-2096 or libbyhill@comcast.net, and/or watch for announcements on the website and on IBET.

PROGRAM: "Birding Conservation Issues Facing Us Today"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fellow ENSBC member Donnie Dann will cover the current threats to birds including habitat loss, feral cats, wind turbines, etc. but will also update us on the latest success stories in local bird conservation.

Hawk Watch!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hawkwatch at Illinois Beach State Park, North Unit. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the hawkwatch shelter. Directions: Take Rte 94 or 41, exit at Rte. 173, continue west to Sheridan Rd, turn north, go for a couple of blocks to 17th St., turn right, and continue into the park. Turn right at Sand Prairie Day Use Area. Leader: Dave Johnson. Call or email leader: djohnsoda@comcast.net or 224-567-9650.

The Grove, Glenview

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Expect later 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: Ari Rice.

Hawk Watch!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hawkwatch at Illinois Beach State Park, North Unit. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the hawkwatch shelter. Directions: Take Rte 94 or 41, exit at Rte. 173, continue west to Sheridan Rd, turn north, go for a couple of blocks to 17th St., turn right, and continue into the park. Turn right at Sand Prairie Day Use Area. Leader: Dave Johnson. Call or email leader: djohnsoda@comcast.net or 224-567-9650.

Northwestern Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, October 2, 2010

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. Park on the lakeside 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 Wayne Svoboda.

PROGRAM: "Member's Night"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This night is for members to share their birding memories with the rest of the group. If you’d like to show your pictures/videos from your latest birding trip, please contact Brian Herriott at wrybill@sbcglobal.net. Each presentation is limited to 10 minutes.

Northwestern Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, September 25, 2010

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south. Park on the lakeside 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, Ray Pershing, Libby Hill

Waukegan and Illinois Beach State Park

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at McDonald’s at Rt. 132 and Sheridan Rd. in Waukegan to see a variety of land and lake migrants. Leaders: Ari Rice and Joel Greenberg.

Lake Calumet Sewage Ponds

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the region’s premier shorebird site. Meet at Sewage Ponds at 7:15 a.m. Directions: From I94, exit at 130th St. Go west about 1/4 mile to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District sign. Turn right on the paved road and proceed to the guard house. Trip ends around 11 a.m. Limit: 20. Sign-up for this trip is required. Registration forms will be available through Libby Hill, 847-475-2096 or libbyhill@comcast.net. Completed forms must be turned in by June 10 for this trip. Forms must be sent by snail mail to 2715 Woodland Rd., Evanston, IL 60201 and must include a copy of a government-issued photo ID.

"The Other Side of the Road” at Volo Bog

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bird the less-traveled trails west of Brandenburg Rd. at this beautiful state natural area. Last year the group tallied nearly 70 species. Expect about a 2.5 mile hike (about 3 hours) through old fields, woodlands, prairie, and bogs. Target birds include flycatchers, bluebirds, and late migrants. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the parking lot at the Visitor Center on Brandenburg Rd., west of Rt. 12. Bring along water and bug repellent. After the hike participants can visit the Visitor Center and bird additional trails. Leader: Margo Milde.

Wednesdays at Ryerson Conservation Area

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010 Ryerson Conservation Area. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Ryerson parking lot in front of Bushwood (the old visitor’s center) off Riverwoods between Rt. 22 and Deerfield Rd. Leader: Gary Hantsbarger.

Wednesdays at Ryerson Conservation Area

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ryerson Conservation Area Join these early morning trips to help start your work day. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Ryerson in front of Brushwood (the old visitor's center)off Riverwoods Rd. between Rte. 22 and Deerfield Rd. As you drive in off Riverwoods Rd., make the first left at the white wooden gates. Leader: Nan Buckhardt.

Montrose Point

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reservations with the leader required. Meet at 5:00 a.m. at the Magic Hedge entrance sign along Montrose Harbor Dr. From Lakeshore Dr. take Montrose Ave. east to Montrose Harbor Dr. Turn right (east) and park along the bend in the road. Leader: David B. Johnson, djohnsoda@comcast.net, 847-459-3989

Foley Pond

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tucked between the 1st and 2nd holes of the Sunset Valley Golf Course, Foley Pond is encircled by a woodland path and is a good rest stop for migrants. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at approximately 1268 McDaniels Ave. in Highland Park. From Green Bay Rd., turn left on Bob-O-Link Rd. and then left on McDaniels. A sign for Foley Pond is about 100 feet on the right. Park on the street. Trip will last about an hour. Leader: Donnie Dann.

Wednesdays at Ryerson Conservation Area

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Join these early morning trips to help start your work day. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Ryerson in front of Brushwood (the old visitor's center)off Riverwoods Rd. between Rte. 22 and Deerfield Rd. As you drive in off Riverwoods Rd., make the first left at the white wooden gates. Leader: Gary Hantsbarger

PROGRAM: The Nature of Birding

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In a unique program, we have assembled a panel of local birders each representing a different approach to this captivating activity. Panel members will discuss many topics including the allures of birding, tactics for finding birds, and how birding has changed over the years. Hosted by Joel Greenberg, the panel will be comprised of Walter Marcisz, Sebastion Patti, and one more person yet to be named. Audience participation is encouraged so come prepared for a lively discussion on everyone’s favorite obsession.

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