As part of its 2012 Centenary events, COS welcomes Joel Greenberg with his presentation of a birding excursion through time.  The first person to seriously look at our local avifauna was Dr. Hoy of Racine. In 1846, ravens were more common than crows and swallow-tailed kites were familiar sights. A lot has been lost over that time but there are success stories as well. And for the last century, COS has provided many of the eyes and ears to help record these changes.

Joel Greenberg is the author of three books on the natural history of the region and contributes to the birding blog  

You can read more about Joel's work on his website, too:  Joel Greenberg's Natural History.

We welcome all to attend!


When: March 11, 2012 @ 3pm – 5pm

Where: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614


    Joel Greenberg with his Passenger Piegeon, Heinrich

    Joel Greenberg with his Passenger Piegeon, Heinrich