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BIG MONTH BIRD WALK AT PERKINS

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Be part of the Perkins Prairie School Warblers for the Forest Preserve's BIG MONTH. Meet at the corner of Grant and Ewing at 7:30 a.m. Leader:  Gerry Ginsburg

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

PROGRAM: "How Birds Make Colorful Feathers, and Why it Matters"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chad M. Eliason, "How Birds Make Colorful Feathers, and Why it Matters".  In addition to flight, birds must use their feathers to keep warm, stay dry, hide from predators and attract mates. Colorful signals, like the tail eyespots of a peacock, are among the most diverse traits in nature, and several groups of birds differ only in their plumage colors. Inspired by this dazzling array of colors, Chad Eliason from the Field Museum uses a combination of physics and modern comparative methods to tackle pressing questions in biology, including: How do birds produce colorful signals? What do other birds see in a signal? and What are the forces driving changes in color through time?

ADDED TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Perkins Woods.  Look for fall migrants.  Meet at 7:30 am at the corner of Grant and Ewing in Evanston.  Leader:  Josh Engel

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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. Leader:  Wayne Svoboda.

 

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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 Isoo O’Brien.

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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. Limit: 25 people. Advance sign-up for this trip is required. Registration forms available from Walter Marcisz, wmarcisz@att.net or 773-646-3034 or 312-206-9889 (cell). Completed form must be turned in by July 10.  Send forms by snail mail to Walter Marcisz, 13416 S. Mackinaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60633.  No cameras but scopes and binoculars OK.  Directions provided by Walter Marcisz.

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Workday

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Second Saturday of the Month workdays. 9 - 11 am.  No experience needed, Stewards Jerry Herst and Julie Dorfman will decide on the particular work needs of the sanctuary for that afternoon. Activities can range from collecting seeds, scattering seeds, pulling invasive weeds, removing seedheads of invasive weeds, etc.  Contact Jerry Herst at Jerry.Herst@gmail.com for information.  Meet at the Sanctuary fence north or the Clark Street Beach House.

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday Afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon workdays

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary 2nd Saturday of the month Workdays

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday morning workdays are from 9-11 am.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon Workdays

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary Thursday afternoon workdays 4-6 pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday afternoon workdays are from 4-6 pm during Daylight Savings Time.  Planting, watering, weeding by the lake with friends.  For more information or to sign up, contact jerry.herst@gmail.com.  Or just show up!

Plum Creek

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Plum Creek Forest Preserve. Meet at 7:30 a.m. 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. Limit of 10, RSVP to Josh at jengel2@fieldmuseum.org.

McHenry Dam TRIP CANCELLED!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

Gillson Park Bird Walk

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gillson Park. Bird Walks in Gillson Park are sponsored by our partners 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.

Perkins Woods

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Meet at 7:30 a.m at the corner of Ewing and Grant.  Leader:  Josh Engel

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