ALL FIELD TRIPS HAVE BEEN CHANCELLED FOR SPRING

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ALL SPRING ENSBC FIELD TRIPS ARE CANCELLED.  WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE FALL.

Field trips sponsored by the Evanston North Shore Bird Club are open to everyone.  Beginners are encouraged on all ENSBC field trips. What's more, all local field trips are FREE! Car pooling is encouraged on all field trips. Always check the website for possible changes in dates, times, locations, leaders, etc. Contact the individual leader or the Field Trip Chair, Libby Hill at libbyhill@comcast.net if you need more details on specific trips, or are looking for someone to carpool with.

Most local trips are two-hours long and require no reservations.  For trips that might be half-day, all day or even over a weekend. reservations with the leader are required. If you have an idea for a possible future trip, or would like to lead a future trip, please contact libbyhill@comcast.net.

Most of the locations of field trips are on level, well drained ground, but a few take you to some muddy areas, or it may have recently rained and the trails may be waterlogged. A successful birding trip is a well planned trip; please bring along boots and rain gear as necessary, as well as snacks and water or something to drink to make every outing an enjoyable one. A final tip to good Chicagoland birding: a reliable local map is indispensable, whether an actual map or on your iphone.

Carpooling is strongly recommended on ENSBC field trips.

About field trips in a time of Covid-19:  Until further notice, pre-registration will be required for all field trips.  The number of participants will be limited to 12 plus leaders.  Masks and social distancing are required.

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 3, 2020

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.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

 

 

 

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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 Sarah Flax.

Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

    info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Northwestern University Campus

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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.

Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Perkins Woods

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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.  Limit: 12 participants. Masks and social distancing required. Preregistration required.  Register with

              info@ensbc.org

FIELD TRIP: Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip

Sunday, November 22, 2020

North Shore lakefront. 50th Annual Jeff Sanders’ Fall Specialty Trip.  Gillson Park, Maple Park, Tower Road Park, Park Ave., Rose Beach in Highland Park, and other areas as time permits. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Gillson Park Beach.  Masks and social distancing required.  If you want to see way out onto the lake, bring your own scope. 

Preregister with Leader Jeff Sanders, yellowstart5@yahoo.com., 847-675-7172.

Carpool only with other members of the same household. (Watch for possible rule changes for Covid-19 prevention)