Friday travel date, Saturday and Sunday trip dates Central Illinois River Valley Shorebird trip: Emiquon, Globe tract, Thompson Lake, Chautauqua NWR, and elsewhere near Havana, IL. Trip departs Saturday morning 6:00 a.m. from McLean, just south of Bloomington, Illinois off I-55 at 6:00 a.m. Our base will be McLean, Illinois near the Dixie Truck stop. Recommended Friday and Saturday overnight stays at Super 8 Motel. Approx. cost $80-100. including lodging based on double occupancy. Breakfast and lunch included, dinners on your own. Target species: shorebirds inc. Red-necked Phalarope, Black-necked Stilt, avocet and others--hopefully we'll tally 20 species of shorebirds, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, and other migrants. Some moderate walking involved. Limit 15 participants. We'll be carpooling and driving to shorebird locations. If you've never seen the Nature Conservancy's Emiquon Nature Preserve--this trip is for you! Reservations required by contacting leader: David B. Johnson, 224-567-9650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.