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.
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.
NEW DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM: SEE THURSDAY, APRIL 13.
LOCATION: NORTH PARK VILLAGE NATURE CENTER, BUILDING D, 5801 N PULASKI ROAD, CHICAGO.
TIME: FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
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]).
See how many birds you can see without moving from a central spot between 6:00 a.m. and noon. River Trail Nature Center is located at 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook. For more information, contact the River Trail Nature Center (847-824-9360).
Look for migrant songbirds, especially warblers, vireos, flycatchers, thrushes and sparrows, plus resident woodland birds. Meet at Bemis Woods North, Wolf Road between 31st and Ogden, Westchester. Park at easternmost part of parking area, just east of Wolf Road. Leader: Doug Stotz ([email protected]).
It should be the height of migration! Meet at Willow Road at I-94 (Erickson Woods Parking Lot). Walk leader: Dave Willard ([email protected]).
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).
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 east of Wolf Road. Walk leader: Doug Stotz ([email protected]).