North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Musuem (map)

September 27, 2017 - 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 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. 

Burnham Prairie Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie Bird Walk

Burnham Park (map)

Join COS for a bird walk at Burnham Park Prairie and Nature Preserve.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

October 4, 2017 - 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 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. 

Big Marsh - Bountiful Birds Evening Program

Big Marsh - Bountiful Birds Evening Program

Big Marsh (map)

Experience one of the best birding sites in Chicago as we hike through nearly 300 acres of prime bird habitat with the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Chicago Park District.

LaBagh Bird Walk

LaBagh Bird Walk

LaBagh Woods (map)

COS welcomes you to a late Fall migration trip to LaBagh Woods on October 8th. This will be prime time for southbound sparrows and late warblers.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

October 11, 2017 - 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 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. 

Beginner Birder Series - South Shore Prairies

Beginner Birder Series - South Shore Prairies

McCormick Bird Sanctuary (map)

October 14, 2017 - 7:00 am

The final Beginner Birder nature walk will start in the prairie just south of McCormick Place to check for early morning migrant birds, especially around the lovely limestone pool. We will head south along the lake shore to check for migrant birds on or over the water as well as for birds in the grasslands, groves and scrubby habitat. Nelson’s Sparrows are not uncommon in these prairies at this time. There may also be migrating Monarch Butterflies and various species of dragonflies.

South Pond Bird Walk

South Pond Nature Walk (map)

Look for late fall migrants in Lincoln Park Zoo with Matt Igleski. Check back for details!

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

October 18, 2017 - 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 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 Work Day

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join COS for a work day at LaBagh Woods

Lake County Hawkwatch Birds & Beers

Tentative planning is in the works for the October 2017 Birds & Beers - Hawkwatch Editon, and under Adam Sell's guidance.  We are looking to head back to Timothy O'Tooles Pub in Gurnee, the location of Birds & Beers - Hawkwatch Editon in 2014 and 2015. We are also looking to have our gathering it a bit later in the month, on the third Saturday of October instead of the second Saturday, hoping to hit a better hawkwatching weekend (always a crap shoot). It is always been our hope to get hawkwatchers to join us at Birds and Beers after a day or afternoon of hawkwatching in Lake County. See Birds and Beers facebook group for updates and map.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

October 25, 2017 - 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 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 Bird Walk

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join COS for a walk to look for late Fall migrants and migrating raptors. Check back for details!

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

November 1, 2017 - 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 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 Work Day

LaBagh Woods (map)

We have over 500 native plants to tuck into their new homes at LaBagh Woods this fall. Our volunteer workdays will be at 10:00 am.

Meet at Irene Hernandez side, off Foster just east of Edens Expressway

YOUR HELP for all or any part of a workday would be greatly appreciated!

We have many tasks to accomplish, from digging holes and planting, to mulching, to watering and fencing. Come find out how much fun you can have while making a difference in this special Forest Preserve. 

Email Katy Krigbaum at marykrigbaum@comcast.net if you have any questions.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

November 8, 2017 - 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 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. 

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

November 15, 2017 - 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 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. 

Palos Waterfowl Field Trip

Palos Waterfowl Field Trip

McGinnis Slough (map)

Join COS for our annual field trip to the Palos area to search for large numbers of migrating waterfowl.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)

December 13, 2017 - 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 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. 
 

Big Marsh – Hunters of the Night (owls and critters) and S’mores

Big Marsh (map)

 

Join Edward Warden at Big Marsh to seek out Owls and other night critters. Quietly Hike through Big Marsh with the Chicago Ornithological Society. Listen for the sounds of nocturnal animals and owls while enjoying the beauty of nature. Meet a live owl and learn how incredible these silent hunters of the night really are. Then relax with a campfire and S'mores.

Co-sponsored with Chicago Park District.  Children and families are welcome.  Event is free and open to the public. 

Register here and contact Edward Warden with questions at chicagobirder@gmail.com

Christmas Bird Count

Save the date! Check back for details!