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 [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!
LOCATION: NORTH PARK VILLAGE NATURE CENTER, BUILDING D, 5801 N PULASKI ROAD, CHICAGO.
TIME: FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
COME JOIN US FOR MIGRATION TIME TO SEE MANY BIRDS AND WALK THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING 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 JOIN US. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
We'll look for migrants and active residents on center trails. Walk begins at River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook. Walk Leader: Chicago Audubon representative, John Elliott (708-567-4363). The Nature Center invites birders to stay after the walk for their Restoration Work Day which begins at10:00 a.m. (for questions about the Work Day, call the River Trail Nature Center at 847-824-8360).
We'll be searching for sparrows, late migrant waterfowl, and early warblers. Wear hiking boots (we'll be walking on paved and unpaved paths), and bring binoculars. The walk will last about 2 hours. Meet in the parking lot of the Boathouse at the far end of the Busse Woods Boating Center entrance.
Look for migrant sparrows, woodpeckers, early warblers, and resident woodland birds. Bemis Woods North, Wolf Road, between 31st and Ogden, Westchester. Park at Bemis Woods North, easternmost part of parking area, just west of Wolf Road. Walk leader: Doug Stotz ([email protected]).
In anticipation of the flood of birds to come, we'll look for early sparrows, kinglets, and warblers. Meet at Erickson Woods Parking Lot, Willow Road at I-94, Winnetka. Walk leader: Dave Willard ([email protected]).
In a recent informal poll of birders taken through the listserv called IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts), Jackson Park was ranked as the sixth best birding spot in the entire state of Illinois. Field Museum Conservation Ecologist and local birding guru, Dr. Doug Stotz, will give an illustrated, data-filled talk demonstrating the extremely high value for migratory birds of the habitats in Jackson Park. Don't miss this informative and inspirational program. Light refreshments at 7:00 p.m.
THIS PROGRAM RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 13.
DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 13 FOR PROGRAM "LAKE FRONT MIGRANTS--WHY JACKSON PARK MATTERS"
SAME LOCATION: NORTH PARK VILLAGE NATURE CENTER 5801 NORTH PULASKI ROAD, BUILDING D
SAME TIME: 7:00 P.M.
Explore riparian woodlands and shrublands at this rarely visited site. Meet in last section of parking lot, south side of Lake Ave and just east of the river, Glenview. Walk Leader: John Elliott (708-567-4363).
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. Everyone is welcome!
The Chicago Audubon's Biennial Environmental Awards Program and Annual Membership Meeting will take place on March 25 at the Silver Stallion Restaurant in Des Plaines, 1275 Lee/Manheim Avenues (between Algonquin and Oakton) in Des Plaines. Cash bar at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Members Meeting (which is also open to the public).
Look for lingering winter birds and the front-runners of spring migration. Go to Willow Road at I-94 (Erickson Woods Parking Lot). Walk Leader is Dave Willard ([email protected]). You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to join our walks. Everyone is welcome!
Look for wintering woodland birds and early migrants. Park at Bemis Woods South, Grove 8, far north end of parking area (past Go Ape Treetop Adventure). Walk Leader: Doug Stotz ([email protected]). You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to join the walk. Everyone is welcome!