North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

August 21, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Big Marsh Bird, Butterfly, and Dragonfly Walk

Big Marsh Bird, Butterfly, and Dragonfly Walk

Big Marsh Park (map)

Saturday, Aug. 24 - 7:00 am

RSVP Required

Journey through one of the largest and most high quality wetlands in Chicago in search of all critters in flight.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Sunday, Aug. 25 - 9:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

August 28, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

September 4, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Columbus Park Bird Walk

Columbus Park (map)

Sunday, Sept. 8 - 7:30 am

Although fall migration's peak will be several weeks away, we can expect to find a variety of warblers, vireos, and thrushes, plus the usual hawks and herons that hang out in the park this time of year.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

September 11, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Saturday, Sept. 14 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

September 18, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

COS 2019 Speaker Series:  Lynn E. Barber

COS 2019 Speaker Series: Lynn E. Barber

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

September 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Lynn E. Barber is the author of Birds in Trouble and Extreme Birder which chronicled her ABA big year. She will speak about her quests and adventures from her Texas and Alaska big years, which will be covered in a forthcoming book.

Montrose Bird Walk and Beach Sweep

Montrose Bird Walk and Beach Sweep

Montrose Migratory Bird Sanctuary (map)

Sunday, Sept. 21 - 7:00am

RSVP Required

Montrose in the early fall is a riot of flowers and mature meadow plants up in the Bird Sanctuary in the upland area and the seeds and juicy caterpillars bring in lots of migrating birds.

Humboldt Park Bird Walk

Humboldt Park Bird Walk

Humboldt Park Field House (map)

Sunday, Sept. 22 - 7:30 am

Join COS at this gem of an urban birding spot to look for "confusing" fall warblers, thrushes, waders and ducks.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

September 25, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Burnham Prairie Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie (map)

Saturday, Sept. 28 - 7:30 am

Join COS for a trip to Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve to look for various marsh and grassland species, and migrating shorebirds and waders.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

Sunday, Sept. 29 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

October 2, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch

Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch

Fort Sheridan (map)

Saturday, Oct. 5 - 9:00 am

RSVP Required

The Fort Sheridan Hawkwatch in October is the best time for diversity of migrant raptors. Both Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlin are at their peak, with Osprey slowing down and Red-tailed Hawks beginning to pick up.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Saturday, Oct. 5 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

LaBagh Woods Bird Walk

LaBagh Woods Bird Walk

Sunday, Oct. 6 - 7:30 am

RSVP Required

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

October 9, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Wampum Woods Bird Hike

Wampum Woods Bird Hike

Wampum Lake Woods (map)

Sunday, Oct. 13 - 7:30 am

Join COS for a hike through Cook County's newest Illinois Nature Preserve.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

October 16, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Jurgensen Woods Owl Prowl

Jurgensen Woods Owl Prowl

Jurgensen Woods Nature Preserve (map)

Friday, Oct. 18 - 7:00 pm

RSVP Required

Join COS for an owl prowl through one of Cook County's most under birded nature preserves. We'll be on the lookout for multiple species of owls during high mating and calling season.

Rainbow Beach Bird Walk and Habitat Restoration

Rainbow Beach Bird Walk and Habitat Restoration

Rainbow Beach (map)

Saturday, Oct. 19 - 7:00 am

Chicago’s south side is home to great birding hotspots and natural areas, but Rainbow Beach is one of the least visited. The early morning walk will show bird and nature watchers the wonderful dunes habitat that has developed at Rainbow Beach.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Sunday, Oct. 20 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

October 23, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Big Marsh Bird Walk

Big Marsh Bird Walk

Big Marsh Park (map)

Saturday, Oct. 26 - 7:30 am

Join COS on a journey through one of the largest and most high quality wetlands in Chicago.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

October 30, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Eggers Grove Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove (map)

Friday, Nov. 1 - 7:00 pm

RSVP Required

Join COS for an owl prowl through one of the best owling locations within city limits. We'll be on the lookout for multiple species of owls such as screech and great horned.

Rainbow Beach/Park 566 Bird Walk

Rainbow Beach/Park 566 Bird Walk

Rainbow Beach (map)

Sunday, Nov. 3 - 7:30 am

Join COS at this under-birded hotspot as we look for migrating waterfowl and other migrants.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

November 6, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Saturday, Nov. 9 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

Eggers Grove Bird Walk

Eggers Grove Bird Walk

Eggers Grove (map)

Sunday, Nov. 10 - 7:30 am

RSVP Required

Join COS on a journey through one of the most high quality wetlands in Chicago and a great place to look for fall migrants and waterfowl.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

November 13, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.

Palos Area Bird Walk

Palos Area Bird Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center (map)

Saturday, Nov. 16 - 8:00 am

Meet at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Stewardship Workday

LaBagh Woods Grove #3 (map)

Sunday, Nov. 17 - 10:00am

Meet at LaBagh's Cicero parking lot near Grove #3

Join us for a stewardship workday at COS’s adopted site LaBagh Woods and help bring back critical bird habitat.

Big Marsh Bird Walk

Big Marsh Bird Walk

Big Marsh Park (map)

Saturday, Dec. 7 - 7:30 am

Join COS on a journey through one of the largest and most high quality wetlands in Chicago.

Thatcher Woods Owl Prowl

Thatcher Woods Owl Prowl

Thatcher Woods (map)

Saturday, Dec. 14 - 7:00 pm

RSVP Required

Join COS for an owl prowl through one of the best preserves in the Des Plaines River corridor.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

December 18, 2019 - 7:00 am

Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join 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. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.