Whistler Woods and Kickapoo Forest Preserve Birding Trip

Whistler Woods and Kickapoo Forest Preserve Birding Trip

Whistler Woods Forest Preserve (map)

May 27, 2017 - 7:30am

Explore these ‘underbirded’ forest preserves. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them.

Friends of the Kankakee - Spring Bird and Butterfly Walk

Friends of the Kankakee - Spring Bird and Butterfly Walk

May 27, 2017 - 9:00am

View, listen and learn all about spring butterflies and migratory birds while exploring the refuge’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods. Children six years and up, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond in Lincoln Park (map)

May 31, 2017 - 7:00am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join Geoff Williamson and other experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors. 

Eggers Grove Bird Walk

Eggers Grove Bird Walk

Eggers Grove (map)

June 3, 2017 - 7:30am

Eggers Grove is a 240 acre wet woodland just west of the Indiana border.  Rare wetland species have been seen here in recent years including Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Gallinule, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Least Bittern, and Virginia Rail.

Skokie Lagoons

Skokie Lagoons

Erickson Woods Parking Lot (map)

June 6, 2017 - 7:30am

We should still see plenty of migrating songbirds and warblers, including Prothonotary Warbler, which may be nesting at this site.  Also a great time to document local nesting birds.  

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond in Lincoln Park (map)

June 7, 2017 - 7:00am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join Geoff Williamson and other experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors. Each week may bring a different assortment of birds to view. 

LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

June 10, 2017 - 7:30am

Meet at the Irene Hernandez parking lot, off Foster just east of Cicero and I-94.

Building a Bird Safe Chicago

Building a Bird Safe Chicago

Peggy Notebaert Museum (map)

June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Up to a billion birds are killed every year in window collisions.  Join Annette Prince, Director of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors and Carl Giometti, architect and president of the Chicago Ornithological Society as they discuss the bird-safe building laws that are currently being developed in Chicago and around the region

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond in Lincoln Park (map)

June 14, 2017 - 7:00am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join Geoff Williamson and other experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors. Each week may bring a different assortment of birds to view. 

Crabtree Nature Preserve and Baker's Lake

Crabtree Nature Preserve (map)

June 24, 2017 - 7:00am

Crabtree Nature Center and Forest Preserve is a large preserve of over 1,000 acres with a rich mosaic of habitats including grassland, woods, ponds and marshes. Breeding birds, butterflies, dragonflies and mammals are plentiful at this time which is the height of breeding season for many species.

Friends of Kankakee - Breeding Bird Blitz

Friends of Kankakee - Breeding Bird Blitz

June 24, 2017 - 7:30am

For 1 day only, we are on a mission to search for and document as many breeding bird species as we can find at Kankakee NWR’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods! Are you up for the challenge? Join bird experts and/or provide your own expertise as we learn more about this exciting refuge and the birds that inhabit it.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond in Lincoln Park (map)

July 12, 2017 - 7:00am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join Geoff Williamson and other experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors. Each week may bring a different assortment of birds to view. 

Paul Douglas Forest Preserve Bird Walk

Grassy Ridge Meadow at Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (map)

July 15, 2017 - 7:30am

Explore Paul Douglas Forest Preserve.  Species we may see include Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Sandhill Crane and Bobolink, among other nesting birds.  We will also check out the heron rookery to see if there are still some birds present.

Calumet Marshes Bird Walk

Calumet Marsh (map)

July 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Meet at O'Brien Lock & Dam - Hegewisch, Indian Ridge and possibly Big Marsh/Burnahm on the agenda

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant - Shorebirds - *Registration Required*

Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (map)

August 27, 2017 - 7:30 am

Don't miss this opportunity to visit the region's premier shorebird site. Combined trip with Evanston North Shore Bird Club.  Meet at Sewage Ponds at 7:30 a.m.  Limit: 25 people. Advance sign-up for this trip is required.