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SPRING CREEK BIRD WALK, SOUTH BARRINGTON

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 6:30am
Location:
Meet at Penny Road Pond parking lot which is on Penny Road about one mile west of Old Sutton Road in South Barrington.

Beginning with the osprey nesting at Penny Road Pond, we will see what other birds appear to be using the area for breeding. Wear long pants and a hat. Walk Leader and contact: Craig Stettner, [email protected]; 847-925-6214.

CHICAGO AUDUBON PROGRAM - BACKYARD BIRDS

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location:
TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, THATCHER WOODS, CHICAGO AVE AND THATCHER AVE, RIVERSIDE

Chicago Audubon Board Member, Bobbi Asher will present Backyard Birds, a visual arts program covering the birds in your backyard and how to keep them happy. Come to the Trailside Museum, Thatcher Woods, River Forest. For directions, please call the Trailside Museum at 708-366-6530.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D

April and May, (Every Saturday, 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 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.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

BEGINNING BIRDER WALK, SKOKIE LAGOONS, WINNETKA

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
Meet at the Erickson Woods parking lot off Willow Road, just east of the Edens Expressway, at the south end of Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka..

Beginning Birder Walk, Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka, sponsored by Bird Conservation Network and Chicago Audubon.  Bring binoculars if you have them; some will be available to borrow. Walk will end at 9:30 a.m. Although there is no maximum number for the walk, please RSVP to the Walk Leader, Mary Lou Mellon, at [email protected]. Binoculars are definitely needed.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 2:30pm
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D

April and May, (Every Saturday, 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 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.

BIG YEAR BIRDING WITH PAUL DOUGLAS BIRDOCRATS

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:30am
Location:
PAUL DOUGLAS PRESERVE, HOFFMAN ESTATES

Enjoy waterfowl, herons, and grassland birds as we explore this large preserve. These workday morning trips are structured so that you can leave after an hour if you like, or stay for two. Meet at the Paul Douglas parking lot, Central west of Ela, Hoffman Estates. Walk leader and contact:  Judy Pollock, [email protected].

SKOKIE LAGOONS BIRD WALK

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00am
Location:
Meet at the Forest Preserve Parking Lot north of Willow Road, just east of the Edens Expressway in Winnetka.

The Walk will last about two hours, but because this walk is on a weekday, join us for as long as you can and leave early if you need to get to work. Keep checking this website (chicagoaudubon.org) for confirmation in case we need to change either the starting time or the location.  Walk leader and contact:  Dave Willard, [email protected] or 312-665-7731. 

BIRDATHON! 2016, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15

Sunday, May 15, 2016 (All day)
Location:
Skokie Lagoons at Tower Road parking lot in Winnetka, east of the lagoon bridge.

The Dr. William S. Beecher Birdathon! Cup challenge is a friendly sport involving teams of people competing to see how many different species of birds they can identify within a specified time limit. This year the competition dates are Saturday, May 14, or Sunday, May 15. On those two days Birdathon teams will comb Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane or Will counties.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D

April and May, (Every Saturday, 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 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.

ALL DAY SATURDAY SKOKIE LAGOONS BIRD WALK, WINNETKA

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Location:
Meet at Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve parking lot north of Willow Road, just east of the Edens Expressway in Winnetka.

Please joint us for whatever part of the day is possible for you. This walk is part of Chicago Audubon's Birdathon! 2016 annual two-day bird count. On this day, join us when you can, leave when you must. Check our website (chicagoaudubon.org) to confirm if changes have become necessary. Walk leader and contact:  Dave Willard, [email protected]; 312-665-7731.

SPRING CREEK BIRD WALK, SOUTH BARRINGTON

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 6:30am
Location:
Meet at Penny Road Pon parking lot which is on Penny Road about one mile west of Old Sutton Road.

We will be following the route of the  Chicago Audubon Birdathon! 2014 championship almost exactly two years after that great triumph. May be muddy, wear long pants. Walk Leader and contact: Craig Stettner, [email protected]; 847-925-6214.

FILM The Messenger

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location:
MUSIC BOX THEATER, 3733 N SOUTHPORT AVE, CHICAGO

Do you love Spring Migration? Come see the first Chicago screening of a stirring new film, The Messenger, the New York Times Critics' Pick.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

CHICAGO AUDUBON BIRD WALK

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Building D

April and May, (Every Saturday, 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 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.

BIG YEAR BIRDING WITH PAUL DOUGLAS BIRDOCRATS

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:30am
Location:
PAUL DOUGLAS PRESERVE, HOFFMAN ESTATES

Enjoy waterfowl, herons, and grassland birds as we explore this large preserve. These workday morning trips are structured so that you can leave after an hour if you like, or stay for two. Meet at the Paul Douglas parking lot, Central west of Ela, Hoffman Estates. Walk leader and contact:  Judy Pollock, [email protected].

BUSSE WOODS SOUTH BIRD WALK, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:30am
Location:
Meet at the parking lot of the Boat House at the far end of the Busse Woods Boating Center entrance. The entrance is just west of the new bridge over Higgins Road, and just east of I-290/IL 53.

We'll be searching for sparrows, late migrant waterfowl, and early warblers. Wear hiking boots (we'll be walking on paved and unpaved paths), bring binoculars. The walk will last about 2 hours. Walk leader and contact:  Alan Anderson. Maximum is 15 participants. Please register with Alan at [email protected].

BIG BEND BIRD WALK

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
LAKE FOREST PRESERVE, DES PLAINES

Meet at the picnic shelter on the right/north, after you enter the preserve. Entrance is on East River Road, between Golf Road and Ballard Road in Des Plaines. We'll be searching for sparrows, late migrant waterfowl, early warblers and year round resident birds. Wear hiking boots (trails can be wet) and bring binoculars. The first half of the trip will be around the lake and Des Plaines River, and the second half we'll be walking in the woods and on the bicycle path.

WOODED ISLAND BIRD WALK

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Location:
JACKSON PARK

Meet at Clarence Darrow Bridge, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. These wonderful walks are sponsored by Chicago Audubon and continue every Saturday throughout the year (weather permitting). Bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome!

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