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Ornithological

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Established 1912

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The Montrose Beach Piping Plovers — Photo thanks to Scott Judd

The Montrose Beach Piping Plovers — Photo thanks to Scott Judd

Plover Watch 2019!

A pair of Great Lakes Piping Plovers have nested at Montrose Beach on the north side of Chicago. And the birding world holds its breath!

The birds are federally protected, as just one of 70 or so remaining breeding pairs. COS, along with Chicago Audubon and Illinois Ornithological, are sounding the call for volunteers to monitor these birds as they attempt a successful breeding season through the summer.

Volunteer by contacting piperwatch@chicagobirder.org.

Follow the action on our Plover Watch blog!

Celebrate this historic moment with COS and a “Chicago is for Plovers” t-shirt!


2019 LaBagh Fundraiser

for the Birds

Thank you all who attended our 2019 celebration of LaBagh Woods and the Lower North Branch of the Chicago River on Saturday May 18! We had a very successful night of camaraderie enjoying live music, silent auctions, raffles. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to continue the restoration of LaBagh Woods and expand into neighboring preserves along the Lower North Branch. We’ll update you as we tally the total funds raised. In the meantime, we are still accepting donations via the link below.

 

 


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We warmly appreciate any contributions to support our conservation and education efforts.  Read about reasons to support our organization in the Membership tab.

Art courtesy of Miranda Brandon

Art courtesy of Miranda Brandon

Bird Friendly Chicago is an alliance to promote a safer urban environment for birds through improved lighting, landscaping and glass features of buildings. COS encourages you to declare your support for a new building ordinance to protect migratory birds from the tragedy of glass collisions in our city.

COS maintains an eBird account with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Our presence on eBird is primarily for sharing field trip checklists, keeping track of bird monitoring for conservation projects, and transcribing historical observations from paper checklists from some of our legendary Chicago area birders.  

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If you have an eBird account, you can explore our data here:  COS eBird page  

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Chicago Ornithological Society is a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization engaged in promoting the appreciation of birds.  We offer education programs, recreational bird watching opportunities, and habitat restoration projects in the Chicago region. 

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Chicago Ornithological Society is a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization engaged in promoting the appreciation of birds.  We offer education programs, recreational bird watching opportunities, and habitat restoration projects in the Chicago region. 

Contact Us