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Swallow Cliff Woods, Palos

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This half-day walk will target summer specialties such as Hooded, Blue-winged, and Chestnut-sided Warblers in addition to Acadian Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireos, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Summer Tanagers. The entrance is on LaGrange Rd. (Route 45) south of the intersection of LaGrange and Route 83. Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the first parking lot as you enter the park. Leader: Amar Ayyash.

Illinois Beach State Park Whip-poor-wills NEW TRIP!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday. 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: Sulli Gibson and Joel Greenberg.

SOUTHERN MANITOBA & CHURCHILL, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

JUNE 5 - 18, 2012, SOUTHERN MANITOBA & CHURCHILL, JUNE 11 - 17, 2012, CHURCHILL-ONLY OPTION Tentative ENSBC & Kim Eckert MBW 2012 itinerary*.... June 5 meet in Winnipeg for those doing full tour June 6-7 SW Manitoba, nights in Brandon June 8-9 Riding Mountain, nights in Wasagaming June 10 drive to Thompson June 11 meet Churchill-only people in Thompson, afternoon/overnight train to Churchill June 12-13-14-15 Churchill June 16 last day in Churchill, overnight/morning train to Thompson June 17 Churchill-only trip ends in Thompson in afternoon June 18 return drive to Winnipeg for those doing full tour * Dependent on the Canadian Railway schedule which comes out in November 2011, but probably will be a similar schedule… Estimated cost of the entire 2010 tour is $1905 double-occupancy, $2545 single. The cost of Churchill-only is estimated at $1350 double-occupancy, $1759 single. Not included is food or your transportation to/from Winnipeg (or Thompson if Churchill-only). The more people that attend, the lower the overall cost will be. $100 deposit required. Call or email Leader David B. Johnson ENSBC co-leader at 224-567-9650,djohnsoda@comcast.net for more details.

Ryerson Woods

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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

Emily Oaks Nature Center (Skokie)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday. Meet at Emily Oaks Nature Center (Skokie) at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot. Turn north on Knox (east of Skokie Blvd.) and make a left at the T intersection to the Emily Oaks parking lot. Leader: Sulli Gibson

Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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 Saturdays at Northwestern Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, May 19, 2012

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed north. Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lots off of Sheridan Rd. and Clark St., north of Clark St. beach, at 8:30 a.m. Leader: TBA.

Fridays at Skokie Lagoons

Friday, May 18, 2012

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 8:a.m. at the Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway Leader will be there at 7:30 but the trip will begin at 8 am. Leader: Joel Greenberg.

Ryerson Woods

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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.

Spring Saturday mornings at Northwestern Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, May 12, 2012

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed north. Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lots 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 11, 2012

These Friday trips pack a great list of warbler species during spring migration. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Rd. just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader will be there by 7:30 and the walk will begin at 8 am. Leader: Lynne Carpenter

Ryerson Woods

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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.

Illinois State Spring Bird Count

Saturday, May 5, 2012

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 Northwestern Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, May 5, 2012

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed north. Park on the lakeside of the upper deck of the south parking lots 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 4, 2012

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 Lakefill and Sailing Beach

Saturday, April 28, 2012

This area has long been a stopover for migrants of all kinds headed north. 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 Libby Hill

Jackson Park and Lakefront – Wooded Isle

Sunday, April 22, 2012

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 Better Birding Areas

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A tour through the better birding areas that North Glenview has to offer by local birder, Sulli Gibson. 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: Sulli Gibson. A tour through the better birding areas that North Glenview has to offer by local birder, Sulli Gibson. 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: Sulli Gibson.

Looney Trip, Lake County

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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 Lake Zurich. Watch Bird Calls for directions. Leader: David B. Johnson.

Air Station Prairie Woodcocks NEW TRIP!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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: Sulli Gibson.

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