Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

March 29, 2017 - 7:00am

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.

Tree of Life:  Presentation by Dr. Shannon Hackett

Tree of Life: Presentation by Dr. Shannon Hackett

Sulzer Regional Library (map)

April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors or your close relatives? Dr. Shannon Hackett, Associate Curator and Head of the Bird Division of the Zoology Department at the Field Museum, has been tackling this question, but from an avian perspective.  Her research on the Tree of Life of birds has produced some shockers, such as grebes and flamingos are each others’ closest relatives and Darwin’s Finches are not finches.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

April 5, 2017 - 7:00am

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.

McGinnis Slough Birding Trip

McGinnis Slough Birding Trip

McGinnis Slough (map)

April 8, 2017 - 8:00am

Look for returning waterfowl. Park in the McGinnis Park lot. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

April 12, 2017 - 7:00am

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.

Miller Meadow Birding Trip

Miller Meadow Birding Trip

Miller Meadow (map)

April 15, 2017 - 7:30am

Explore early spring migrants, including snipe and American pipits.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

April 19, 2017 - 7:00am

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 Spring Birding and Restoration Work Day

LaBagh Spring Birding and Restoration Work Day

LaBagh Woods (map)

April 22, 2017 - 7:30am

Find early migrants and stay for a restoration work day if you can. This premiere birding spot is notoriously muddy, so wear old boots, or preferably rubber knee-highs. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them.

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

Wednesday North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond - Lincoln Park (map)

April 26, 2017 - 7:00am

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.

Orland Grasslands Birding Trip

Orland Grasslands Birding Trip

Orland Grasslands - 167th & S LaGrange Rd (map)

April 29, 2017 - 7:30am

Look for returning grassland birds. Meet at the parking lot south of 167th St. 

McClaughry Springs Birding Trip

McClaughry Springs Birding Trip

McClaughry Springs Woods (map)

May 13, 2017 - 7:30am

This will be the peak for warblers and other spring migrants. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them.  

Urban Treaty Partnership - LaBagh Celebration and Bird Walk

Urban Treaty Partnership - LaBagh Celebration and Bird Walk

LaBagh Woods (map)

May 20, 2017 - 7:00am

COS is part of the Urban Treaty partnership, which is sponsoring a celebration at LaBagh Woods, with demonstrations by bird banders, raptor rehabilitators, and kids’ activities. Join a bird walk before the festivities start.

Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve Birding Trip

Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve Birding Trip

Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve (map)

May 21, 2017 - 7:00am

Look for shorebirds and waders. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them.

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.