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!
RIVERBANK NEIGHBORS FUNDRAISER
MONDAY, JULY 24, FROM 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
HALF ACRE TAP ROOM AND BREWERY (Age 21+)
4257 N LINCOLN AVENUE, CHICAGO
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 [email protected] to pay cash or check.
Ticket price: $45 before July 24 or $50 at the door.
Ticket includes: House Beers & sodas,Taco bar, Live music, Brewery tours.
Age 21+ event! Space is limited!
Should be the height of waterfowl migration. Leader: David Willard ([email protected]). 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 ([email protected]).
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.
Second of the Double Bird Blitz in the Palos & Sag Valley Preserves
~ Saturday, June 17, Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center ~
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!
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!
LOCAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION OF
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
SATURDAY MAY 20
9:30 TO 11:30 A.M.
CICERO AND FOSTER AVENUES
Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. please join us to welcome back migratory birds in the beautiful LaBagh Woods at this free International Migratory Bird Day Celebration. Enjoy seeing birds migrating from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Watch bird banding, meet a raptor, plant a shrub. Join a beginner bird walk, learn how to make your windows bird-friendly, tour the bird-friendly plantings. Listen to a local a cappella singing group “The Bullfrogs,” which includes Chicago Audubon’s own Laurel Ross. Participate in family activities and more. Refreshments will be available.
Chicago Audubon is a sponsor of this event. New graduates from their migration monitoring class will be present, along with representatives of many other partner organizations. The event is part of the “Chicago Urban Treaty Project,” generously funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program, through funding provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Bird Treaty Program. For more information, a map, and the list of partner organizations go to: www.fpdcc.com/event/international-migratory-bird-day-celebration, or call 708-386-4042, or email [email protected]. LaBagh Woods is located at 5400 North Cicero Avenue, at the intersection of Cicero and Foster.
Bring Family and Friends!
Kirtland's Warbler. Photo by Jerry Goldner.