EVERY SATURDAY IN BOTH SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER. 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.
Chicago Audubon Seed Collecting at Camp Pine Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview/Des Plaines. Come join the chance to help a prairie and shrubland become an even better habitat for native plants and wildlife. Help collect native seeds for redistributing on site. Camp Pine Woods is on Euclid/Lake Avenue between Des Plaines and Glenview, just east of the Des Plaines River. Enter from east bound; no left turn from west bound. Contact John Elliott at email@example.com.
These walks continue throughout the year, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather. Many species are seen. Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science & Industry. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome!
Fall migrants, especially warblers, thrushes, vireos. Bemis Woods North , Wolf Road between 31st and Ogden, Westchester. Meet at easternmost part of parking lot. Leader: Douglas Stotz (email@example.com). For updates, go to www.chicagoaudubon.org. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. Everyone is welcome.
Look for the tail end of breeding woodland birds, and the earliest fall migrants. Interesting species that have summered here in recent years include Pileated and Red-headed Woodpeckers, White-eyed Vireo, Hooded and Chestnut-sided Warblers, and Summer Tanager. Park at Bemis Woods North, easternmost part of parking area, just west of Wolf Rd.
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Riverbank Neighbors is a community-based organization that has restored and managed the east bank of the Chicago River from Montrose to Berteau since 1994 through a lease arrangement with NeighborSpace and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. It is a volunteer organization that seeks to improve the ecology of the river and riverbank and to develop a deep sense of community in our neighborhood. Buy tickets online at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/riverbankevent -- or contact Sue Murray at 773-332-0123, or firstname.lastname@example.org to pay cash or check.
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Should be the height of waterfowl migration. Leader: David Willard (email@example.com). Meet at 1651 Willow Road (Willow Road at I-94, Erickson Woods parking lot), Winnetka. For updates, go to Chicago Audubon website: www.chicagoaudubon.org. You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate. Everyone is welcome.
Look for breeding woodland birds. Interesting species that have summered here in recent years include Pileated and Red-headed Woodpeckers, White-eyed Vireo, Hooded and Chestnut-sided Warblers, and Summer Tanagers. Park at Bemis Woods North, easternmost part of parking area, just west of Wolf Rd.
Let's give breeding birds their due. Meeting at Willow Road at I-94 (Erickson Woods Parking Lot), Winnetka. Walk leader: Dave Willard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Second of the Double Bird Blitz in the Palos & Sag Valley Preserves
~ Saturday, June 17, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center ~
PART II OF THE DOUBLE BIRD BLITZ
WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE PALOS PRESERVES:
~ Saturday, June 17, Palos Preserves ~
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Rd. in Willow Springs
You can Register here! for the June 17 Bird Blitz.
(Deadline for registering is June 11.)
If you missed Part I, you have a second chance to have fun and collect valuable data by participating in Part II on June 17. Join birders of all levels as they scout the hilly woods and prairies for songbirds, raptors and waterfowl. Experienced birders are needed to lead small teams of three or four people. Each team will cover a unique territory, and birders of all levels can join a team. Details about start times and meeting locations for your team will be available from team leaders after you register.
Birding will start at 7:00 a.m. and go all morning. The complimentary countdown lunch will begin at 11 a.m. at the Nature Center. If you can't join a team, but want to get in on the fun, volunteers are needed to help with lunch set-up, taking photos, and more.
The Double Bird Blitz is part of the #birdthepreserves program. It is a joint project of the Chicago Audubon Society and the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and is sponsored by the Bobolink Foundation. Bird the Preserves is supported through the Forest Preserve Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Orchard Orioles (Male & Female). Photos by Jerry Goldner.