COS organizes native shrub plantings for Chicago-area parks and natural areas and acts as an advisor in local restoration projects . We also pitch in for beach cleanups with bird watching outings.  We aim to improve, maintain and restore healthy habitat for birds -- and, therefore, great bird watching areas in our city.  

One of our signature projects was the 2015 LaBagh "Big Year" competition. It was a fundraiser to replant and restore bird habitat at LaBagh Woods, located at Foster Avenue and the Edens Expressway.  The project was a big success, and our work here continues today.  We hope to see many members getting involved in the years to come to ensure LaBagh stays a healthy place for birds -- and for birders!

workday crew of the 4th restoration workday at LaBagh Woods which took place February 25th, 2018.JPG