Indian Ridge and Hegewisch Marsh Bird Walk

Indian Ridge and Hegewisch Marsh Bird Walk

Indian Ridge Marsh (map)

Saturday, Apr. 20 - 7:30 am

Meet in the Indian Ridge parking lot.

Join COS for a morning of birding in some of Chicago’s better wetland habitats. Expect a nice variety of migrating waterfowl and early spring passerines.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Lincoln Park (map)

April 24, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

LaBagh Woods Bird Walk

LaBagh Woods (map)

Saturday, Apr. 27 - 7:30 am

RSVP Required

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

Humboldt Park Bird Walk

Humboldt Park (map)

Sunday, Apr. 28 - 7:30 am

Meet at Humboldt Park field house, south of North Ave on Sacramento.

Get to know Humboldt Park, which serves as an oasis for migrating birds making their way through the city of Chicago.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Lincoln Park (map)

May 1, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

Big Marsh Bird Walk

Big Marsh Park (map)

Sunday, May 5 - 7:30 am

Meet in the Big Marsh Park parking lot. Lot is meter parking.

Journey through one of the largest and most high quality wetlands in Chicago.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Lincoln Park (map)

May 8, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

Skokie Lagoons Bird Walk

Skokie Lagoons/Erickson Woods (map)

Saturday, May 11 - 7:30 am

RSVP Required

Meet in the Erickson Woods parking lot off of Willow Road.

Join COS for a trip to Skokie Lagoons during peak migration.

Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary Bird Walk

Bill Javis Migratory Bird Sanctuary (map)

Tuesday, May 14 - 7:30 am

Meet at the platform on the east side of the sanctuary.

Join COS for a trip to Bill Jarvis Bird Sanctuary in Lincoln Park. Warbler migration will be in full swing, and we’ll avoid the weekend crowds.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk (map)

May 15, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie (map)

Saturday, May 18 - 7:30 am

Meet in parking lot; enter at E 139th St and S Manistee Ave.

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

2019 LaBagh Fundraiser for the Birds

2019 LaBagh Fundraiser for the Birds

The Galway Arms Irish Bar & Restaurant (map)

Please join us for a celebration of LaBagh Woods and the Lower North Branch of the Chicago River. This year’s event will feature live music, silent auctions, raffles, and the camaraderie of bird, nature, and habitat restoration enthusiasts. This year our $15,000 goal will allow us to continue the restoration of LaBagh Woods and expand into neighboring preserves along the Lower North Branch.

Jurgenson Woods Bird Walk

Jurgensen Woods Nature Preserve (map)

Sunday, May 19 - 7:30 am

Meet in the Jurgenson Woods Nature Preserve parking lot.

Join COS for a hike through this large and high quality but criminally underbirded nature preserve.

Lincoln Park Zoo Bird Walk

Lincoln Park Zoo (map)

Tuesday, May 21 - 7:30 am

Meet at the Farm-in-the-Zoo (Stockton) entrance of Lincoln Park Zoo, near the bridge over the South Pond.

We’ll explore some great spots in the zoo, nature boardwalk and South Pond.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Lincoln Park (map)

May 22, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Bird Walk

North Pond Lincoln Park (map)

May 29, 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.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

 

Plum Creek Bird Walk

Plum Creek Forest Preserve (map)

Saturday, June 1 - 6:30 am

RSVP Required

Explore this ‘underbirded’ forest preserve as migration winds down. Targets will be local breeding specialties like Acadian Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, and Yellow-breasted Chat.

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

Friday Spring Birding Series at LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods (map)

Join Jeff Skrentny and take advantage of his detailed knowledge of this premier Chicago birding hotspot. Friday mornings at 7:00am starting April 26 and running through Friday June 7.

RSVP is required.

 

Iroquois County SWA Whip-poor-Walk

Iroquois County State Wildlife Area (map)

Saturday, June 8 - 8:00 pm

Join COS for our first ever series of whip-poor-walks! We will be traveling to two strongholds of Eastern Whip-poor-will to listen for (and maybe see) these enigmatic and in decline birds.

Illinois Beach State Park Whip-poor-Walk

Illinois Beach State Park (map)

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00 pm

Join COS for our first ever series of whip-poor-walks! We will be traveling to two strongholds of Eastern Whip-poor-will to listen for (and maybe see) these enigmatic and in decline birds.

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.

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.