• Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club (map)

The Gull Frolic is hosted by the Illinois Ornithological Society, with sponsorship help from many local bird clubs, organizations and individuals, including  COS.

It is a unique winter event at Illinois’ premier gull-watching hotspot: North Point Marina.  Bring your binoculars, scope and cold weather gear, and join birders outside of the yacht club to enjoy close study of some of our harder-to-find winter species such as Iceland (Thayer’s Iceland and Kumlien’s Iceland) and Glaucous Gulls!  A variety of waterfowl typically make an appearance too (scoters and other diving ducks), along with the occasional raptor, owl, or winter finch. Birders wearing bright orange hats will be available to help answer questions along the “boardwalk”.

This year's speaker is Jen Brunfield. 

For more information view the IOS website:   http://www.illinoisbirds.org/17th-annual-gull-frolic/