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FIELD TRIP: Jeff Sanders' Fall Specialty Trip! North Shore Lakefront

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The 49th Annual Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip. We’ll visit North Shore lakefront. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the end of Park Avenue in Glencoe, right at the lake, and we will proceed from there. Bring scopes and dress for cold lake wind. Leader: Jeff Sanders, yellowstart5@yahoo.com. 847-657-6431.  NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION.

PROGRAM: Terry Miesle: “Chasing the Rusty-patched Bumblebee.”

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The rusty- patched bumblebee, Bombus affinis, has become the poster child for our dangerously declining wild native bees. Why it was chosen, how it became endangered, and what can be done about it are the topics of Terry Miesle's beautifully illustrated talk. Citizen Scientists can help by sending observations to reporting agencies, and Terry will provide information to help you identify and photograph these bees.  Terry has been formally monitoring insects, focusing on bees, at Fermilab Natural Areas since 2014 and has photographed numerous prairies throughout the Chicago region.  He's involved with the Native Bee Awareness Initiative and reports data to Beespotter and other data collection agencies.

FIELD TRIP: The Grove

Friday, October 12, 2018

Expect sparrows, late passerines including a few late warblers and other passerines, maybe a hawk or 2 if the winds are right. Meet at 7:30 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: Jeff Sanders.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Join us for our final walk of this migration season at 7:30 a.m. Look for warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at the corner of Grant and Ewing.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.

PROGRAM: Libby Hill and ENSBC Cuba Travelers: “Cuba Libre! Birding on the Caribbean's Biggest Island

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cuba is a land of beautiful landscapes, endemic birds, wonderful people, incredible cars, and constant music. Led by our own Josh Engel with a wonderful local guide, an ENSBC group traveled from the hills west of Havana to the barrier islands to the east and to the swamps in the country’s south. We covered a lot of ground and found nearly all of the endemic birds, including the spectacular Cuban Trogon, the remarkable Bee Hummingbird, and the rare Zapata Wren. Despite Cuba's being something of a "forbidden land" for Americans, we found the traveling to be easy, the people to be welcoming, and the birds to be fabulous. Libby returned to Cuba, birding her way with a different group to different locations.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The NU campus has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed south in fall. 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: Libby Hill and Sarah Flax.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The NU campus 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: Libby Hill and Nancy Halliday. 

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Look for fall warblers, thrushes and other migrants.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. corner of Ewing Ave. and Grant St.  Leaders: Josh Engel and John Bates.

Field Trip: Calumet Sewage Ponds

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the region's premier shorebird site.  Combined trip with Chicago Ornithological Society.  Meet at Sewage Ponds at 7:30 a.m. Trip ends at 11 a.m. Limit 25 people.

Advance signup-for this trip is required.  Registration forms are available from Walter Marcisz, wmarcisz@att.net or 773-646-3034 or 312-206-9889 (cell). Completed forms must be turned in by July 17.  Send forms by snail mail to Walter Marcisz, 13416 S. Mackinaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60633. 

No cameras but scopes and binoculars OK.  Directions will be provided by Walter Marcisz.

Plum Creek Forest Preserve, 5th Annual Trip

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the forest reserve parking lot on the east side of Burnham Rd., about 1 mile south of Sauk Trail.  Leader.  Josh Engel.  Limit of 10, RSVP to Josh at jengel5230@yahoo.com.

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Gillson Park, Wilmette. Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partners Go Green Wilmette. Meet at 8 a.m. at the top of the Wallace Bowl amphitheater. Street parking. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.).  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Streets.  Park along Ewing Avenue.  Leaders: John Bates and Josh Engel

FIELD TRIP: Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands, Indiana

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Willow Slough and Kankakee Sands.  Near Morocco, Indiana, this 8,000-acre prairie and wetland restoration was originally part of the 500,000-acre Grand Marsh of the Kankakee River.  The site is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, which describes it as a “birders paradise” with over 200 species recorded since restoration began in 2001. Last year we spotted 62 different species on the trip.The destination is a two-hour drive from Evanston and carpooling is recommended and may be arranged through the trip leader. Details TBA.  RSVP to Leader: Mark Vaughan, markvaughan60201@gmail.com    

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Gillson Park

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gillson Park, Wilmette. Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partners Go Green Wilmette. Meet at 8 a.m. at the top of the Wallace Bowl amphitheater. Street parking. For more information, contact kglennemeier@gmail.com.

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The NU campus 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. Evanston. Leaders: Libby Hill and Nancy Halliday.

 

FIELD TRIP: Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 18, 2018

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.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Look for warblers and other migrants (and also a great display of spring wildflowers.). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Ewing Avenue and Grant Streets. Park along Ewing Avenue. Leader: John Bates or Josh Engel.

 

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