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Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka

Location:
Erickson Woods parking lot, Willow Road, Winnetka
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Sunday, September 30, 8:00 a.m.

Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka

Migrant waterfowl and land birds should be found. Meet at the north end of the Erickson Woods parking lot, Willow Road just east of the Edens Expressway. Leader: Jeff Bilsky ([email protected]).  

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Deer Grove East, Palatine

Location:
Dundee Road, west of Hicks, east of Quentin, Deer Grove East, Palatine
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Saturday, September 29, 8:00 a.m.

Deer Grove East, Palatine

Look for migrant warblers, sparrows and resident birds in grassland and woodlands. CAS President Dave Willard leads this walk as part of the Cook County Forest Preserves "Party for the Preserves." Location: Dundee Rd. west of Hicks, east of Quentin; park near the information sign at the west end of the left (west) drive way. Leader: Dave Willard ([email protected]). 

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALKS, JACKSON PARK

Location:
WOODED ISLAND, JACKSON PARK
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 29 2018.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 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. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome! 

Chicago Audubon Bird Walks Every Saturday in September and October

Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 27 2018.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walks

Every Saturday in September and October

Every Saturday in September and October (8:00 a.m.). 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 and walk through the beautiful autumn woods surrounding the Nature Center. All levels of birders are encouraged to attend. The walk leaders always welcome questions. For information or if you need directions, call the Chicago Audubon office at 773-539-6793. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. Bring family and friends! 

Chicago Audubon Bird Watching at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Location:
Jarvis Bird Sanctuary Viewing Platform
Repeats every week every Friday 7 times.
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:30am

Chicago Audubon Bird Watching at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary

Every Friday Beginning August 24

Continuing until (and including) Friday, October 5

Come and join us for this unusual opportunity every Friday, August 24 through October 12: Chicago Audubon Bird Watching at the Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. (or whenever people feel like leaving). Meet at the viewing platform on the east side of the Sanctuary. The group will remain on the viewing platform so people can arrive after 7:30 if they need to. Directions: Exit Lake Shore Drive at Irving Park, turn east and follow that road (called Recreation Drive) south through parking lots. Go about half-mile to the large Totem pole. The Sanctuary is right behind the Totem pole. A scope will be available and coffee will be provided. For further information or questions, contact Josh Engel at [email protected].  

Chicago Audubon Migration Walk, Thatcher Woods, River Forest

Location:
Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave, River Forest
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:30am

Chicago Audubon Migration Walk

Saturday, September 22, 7:30 a.m.

Thatcher Woods, River Forest

We should find migrant warblers, sparrows and others, and resident woodpeckers and other woodland birds along the Des Plaines River, with a good chance of seeing lingering butterflies and dragonflies. Meet at Trailside Museum, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest (708-366-6530). Leader: John Elliott ([email protected]). 

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk, Bemis Woods North, Westchester

Location:
Bemis Woods North, Wolf Road, between 31st and Ogden, Westchester
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:00am

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Wesneday, September 19, 8:00 a.m.

Bemis Woods North, Westchester

We’ll be looking for the height of fall warbler migration and many other migrants. Learn how fall warblers aren’t really that hard, as we watch how birds are using the woodland’s varied vegetation.   Bemis Woods North, Wolf Rd. between 31st and Ogden,easternmost part of parking area, just west of Wolf Rd. Leader: Douglas Stotz ([email protected]). 

Chicago Audubon Program: Author Liam Heneghan.

Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

Chicago Audubon Program:

Author Liam Heneghan Examines the 

Environmental Underpinnings of Children's Stories

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

North Park Village Nature Center

5801 N. Pulaski Road, Building D

Liam Heneghan, author of Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature, is a conservation biologist (and father). He will examine the environmental underpinnings of children's stories and discuss how classic children's stories can provide a complete guide to environmental literacy. Socializing at 7:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:15 p.m. If you have questions or need directions, call Chicago Audubon's office at (773) 539-6793. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to attend any of our programs or events.

Everyone is welcome.

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SKOKIE LAGOONS WORK DAY, WINNETKA

Location:
SKOKIE LAGOONS, TOWER ROAD PARKING LOT, WINNETKA
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am

SKOKIE LAGOONS WORK DAY

Every Second Saturday, All Year at 10:00 a.m.

These workdays are sponsored by Chicago Audubon. Activities include buckthorn cutting, brush pile burning and other management endeavors. Meet at the Tower Road parking lot, east of the lagoon bridge, in Winnetka. For further information, please call Dave Kosnik at 847-456-6368. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to join any of our events, bird walks, or work days. Everyone is welcome!

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Chicago Audubon Bluff Spring Fen Bird Walk, Elgin

Location:
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 9:00am

Sunday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.

Chicago Audubon Bird Walk

Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin

Volunteers and bio-blitz participants have counted 450 plant species, 57 butterfly species, more than 20 dragonfly species and almost 100 migratory and nesting bird species in this unique Illinois Nature Preserve. Late summer will be a delight for flowers, early migrant birds and late season butterflies. This is the first of a series of four walks to the far corners of the Cook County Forest Preserves. Entrance to the preserve is through Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd, Elgin. Meet at the cemetery entrance to make our way to the trail head. For directions: fpdcc.com/bluffspring-fen. Leaders: John Elliott ([email protected]) and Laurel Ross ([email protected]). 

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