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CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK, North Park Village Nature Center

Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walks at North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 North Pulaski Road, Building D. Come join us for migration time to see many birds in the beautiful spring woods surrounding the Nature Center. All levels of birders are encouraged to attend. Leader: Marjorie Pries. For information or if you need directions, call the Chicago Audubon office at 773- 539-6793. Bring family and friends!

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK, JACKSON PARK

Location:
JACKSON PARK
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 28 2019.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:00am

These walks continue throughout the year, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather. Many species are seen. Meet at the parking lot south of the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI), which is accessible via Science Drive, the intersection just south of 57th Drive/MSI. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate.

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK, North Park Village Nature Center

Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walks at North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 North Pulaski Road, Building D. Come join us for migration time to see many birds in the beautiful spring woods surrounding the Nature Center. All levels of birders are encouraged to attend. Leader: Marjorie Pries. For information or if you need directions, call the Chicago Audubon office at 773- 539-6793. Bring family and friends!

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Camp Pine Woods, Glenview

Location:
Camp Pine Woods, Euclid/Lake Avenue between Glenview and Des Plaines
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:30am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Camp Pine Woods, Glenview/Des Plaines

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Camp Pine Woods, Glenview. Enjoy this early spring walk to see what birds are taking advantage of our Camp Pine restoration work. Regular bird monitoring is part of the work plan; we will enter all observations in eBird for the record. Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter on the south side of Lake Avenue, eastbound ONLY from Des Plaines River Rd. (there’s no left turn westbound on Lake). Leader: John Elliott ([email protected]).  

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Camp Pine Woods Brush Cutting Stewardship, Des Plaines/Glenview

Location:
Camp Pine Woods, Euclid/Lake Avenue between Glenview and Des Plaines
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Camp Pine Woods Brush Cutting Stewardship

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Des Plaines/Glenview

Get your daily exercise and contribute to bird habitat improvement at this CAS restoration project. We are cutting invasive brush to create more open space in the woodland area. We will provide tools, gloves and snacks. Dress for some moderate work; wear sturdy shoes or boots and old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn. Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter on the south side of Lake Avenue, eastbound ONLY from Des Plaines River Rd. (there’s no left turn westbound on Lake). Contact: Laurel Ross ([email protected]).

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CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK, North Park Village Nature Center

Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walks at North Park Village Nature Center, 8:00 a.m., 5801 North Pulaski Road, Building D. Every Saturday in April and May. Come join us for migration time to see many birds in the beautiful spring woods surrounding the Nature Center. All levels of birders are encouraged to attend.

Camp Pine Woods Brush Cutting Stewardship Workday

Location:
Camp Pine, Glenview
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:00am

CAMP PINE WOODS HABITAT RESTORATION WORKDAY

Camp Pine, Glenview

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Warm up, get your daily exercise and contribute to bird habitat improvement at this CAS restoration project. We are cutting invasive brush to create more open space in the woodland area. We will provide tools, gloves and snacks. Dress for some moderate work; wear sturdy shoes or boots and old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn. Meet at the farthest parking lot at Camp Pine Woods on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter on the south side of Lake Avenue, eastbound ONLY from Des Plaines River Rd. (there's no left turn westbound on Lake). Contact: Laurel Ross ([email protected]).

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Program: Triage for Endangered Birds: Which species do we save? Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

Location:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Program: Triage for Endangered Birds. Which species do we save?

Thursday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago

Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. Triage for Endangered Birds: Which species do we save? Bridget Stutchbury of York University, Toronto, will delve into the difficult, soul-searching questions we must confront in the Anthropocene era about what we can and should do for birds on the brink of extinction. Part of the Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation series at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in partnership with the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Notebaert. Cash bar and light refreshments at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. The program is free but fills quickly; registration is required. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triage-for-endangered-birds-which-species-d...

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Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Brezina Woods, Westchester

Location:
Brezina Woods, Westchester
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Brezina Woods, Westchester

Wednesday, March 27, 8:00 a.m.

Visit an under-birded forest preserve that can be very productive during migration. We’ll look for remnant wintering species and early spring migrants, possibly Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Eastern Phoebes, Kinglets, Fox Sparrows and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Be prepared for muddy conditions. Park at the easternmost end of the parking area, east side of Mannheim Rd. between Cermak and 31st. Entrance is just south of the bridge over Salt Creek. Leader: Doug Stotz ([email protected]).

(Brezina Woods Bird Walks will continue on the 4th Wednesday of the month through November, except June.)

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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS BANQUET & Annual Members Meeting, White Eagle Restaurant, Niles

Location:
The White Eagle Restaurant, 6839 N Milwaukee Road, Niles
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Chicago Audubon's Biennial Environmental Awards Banquet

and Annual Members Meeting took place on 

 Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the 

White Eagle Events & Convention Center

6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles

Chicago Audubon honored local conservation heroes - individuals who have dedicated themselves to help mend the earth and transform places, large and small, into safe havens for migratory birds and wildlife. They work in woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and rivers - both in Chicago and in the suburbs -- helping to conserve, preserve and enhance natural habitats and open spaces.

The 2019 Chicago Audubon Environmental Award Recipients are:

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The Craig Stettner Award for Environmental Education:

 Dr. Sylvia Jenkins, President, Moraine Valley Community College

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Excellence in Environmental Reporting – Broadcast:

Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ “Worldview”

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Protector of the Environment – Political Advocacy:

Friends of the Forest Preserve

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Protector of the Environment – Single Act, Individual:

Jerry Goldner, CAS Photo Contest, Facebook group and page administrator

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Protector of the Environment – Avocation:

Jerry Herst and Julie Dorfman, Stewards, Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary, Evanston

Ted Jindrich and Alycia Kluenenberg, Stewards, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago

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Protector of the Environment – Vocation:

Howard A. Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center

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Protector of the Environment – Group:

Orland Grasslands Stewards and Volunteers

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First Friend of Chicago Audubon:

Pat Durkin, Wooded Island/Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary Bird Walks

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Service to Chicago Area Birders:

Greg Neise, Web Developer, American Birding Association; Administrator, Illinois Facebook Birding Groups; Illinois Birder’s Forum founder

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Young Environmentalist:

Oliver Burrus, Whimbrel Birders Club

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Following dinner and the Presentation of Awards, a brief CAS annual Members meeting and board member election was convened.  

The program for the evening was presented by Mr. Jerome McDonnell host of WBEZ Worldview: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Birds." Jerome talked about his own development as a nature lover and his changing philosophy about covering environmental topics. He also shared his perspective on advocacy work from his years of radio conversations.

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Wild Things 2019 Conference, Rosemont

Location:
Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am

WILD THINGS Conference

February 23, 2019

Rosemont, Illinois

Chicago Audubon will be participating in this long running Chicago Wilderness biennial conference which just keeps getting bigger and better! Check out details at http://www.wildthingscommunity.org/2019-wild-things-conference.

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Bird N' Bagel, Trailside Museum, River Forest

Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, 734 THATCHER AVE, AT CHICAGO AVE, RIVER FOREST
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:00am

Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. Bird N' Bagel. Enjoy and learn about birds at the feeder, with hot drinks and snacks. For anyone who would like, a short trail walk can be part of the morning. Co-sponsored by Chicago Audubon. TrailsideMuseum, 738 Thatcher Ave., RiverForest.

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