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Wooded Island Bird Walk

  • Wooded Island, Jackson Park 6401 South Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Weekly, every Saturday, weather permitting.

The Walks are free and open to one and all. Newcomers are warmly welcomed.

  • Many species are seen.

  • Bring binoculars, field guides, and dress for the weather.

Start at 8:00 a.m. covers a distance of two miles.  Birders walk counterclockwise around the Columbia Basin (North Lagoon) onto Wooded Island. Exiting Wooded Island at the south end, the birders walk along the soccer field and enter the south end of Bobolink Meadow. The Meadow’s path leads to the Music Bridge and back to the East Parking Lot. In late fall, winter and early spring, the birders check for birds on the lakefront and Outer Harbor near LaRabida Hospital, and the Inner Harbor.

Metered parking is available in the East Parking Lot that is accessible from South Lake Shore Drive. There is a Stop Light at Science DriveThis Stop Light is approximately 200 yards south of the major intersection with signs for Museum of Science and Industry. Make a turn at the 57th Street and Science Drive Stop Light towards the Museum. Turn Left (south) at the intersection of Science Drive and Columbia Drive. Go through the parking lot to the west end.

Birders meet in the southwest corner of the East Parking Lot.

Parking and Lots: The East Parking Lot is preferred. There is also unmetered parking along Stony Island Avenue from 56th to 59th Street.

You do not need to be a member of Chicago Audubon to participate.

For details and directions, contact Pat Durkin at pat.durkin@comcast.net.

Everyone is welcome!

Earlier Event: August 3
Wooded Island Bird Walk