A pair of Great Lakes Piping Plovers are at the Montrose public beach and recently have had 3 chicks hatch. This is a first for Montrose and an exciting development for this federally endangered species.
This issue of Compass is filled with ideas about how to enjoy the gorgeous birds that pass through our region each year at this time. We are also offering some good ideas about how to support better bird habitat by planting native flowers and/or by speaking to our elected officials.
In this issue: A remembrance of a cherished friend; an article asking Should We Feed the Birds; the CAS Strategic Plan; a Camp Pine habitat stewardship update; a surprise bird ID; several volunteer opportunities; our Calendar of Events; and much more.
Lights Out! Chicago asks buildings to turn off or dim bright antenna, rooftop and display lights from 11 pm to sunrise every spring and fall migration season. This act saves the lives of thousands of birds who would otherwise be attracted from their nightly travels towards the confusing city lights.