Field Trip: Evanston and Wilmette Winter Birding Highlights

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

 Please join us for a joint trip with the Illinois Young Birders and the Evanston North-Shore Bird Club. We will start at the Northwestern University campus, where we will look for ducks and gulls, including the Canvasback that is spending the winter, as well as Black-crowned Night-Herons that sometimes winter here. We will end our visit chumming for gulls, hoping for an Iceland or Glaucous Gull to join the Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. We'll continue on to other nearby spots, including Lighthouse Beach and the Bahai Temple (where there was a Merlin on the recent Christmas Bird Count), before ending at Gillson Park around mid-day. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot.

Map of meeting location 

Directions: From Sheridan Rd. and Lincoln Ave. in Evanston, go east on Lincoln. Follow it as it curves to the south and turns into Campus Dr., around a parking garage, and curves back east and dead ends in a parking lot on the lake. 

Leaders: Josh Engel and Steve Bayer