• Montrose Beach (map)
  • 4400 North Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL, 60640
  • United States

Bird Walk: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Coastal Clean-up: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Meet on the east side of the boathouse at Montrose Beach at 7:00 a.m. for the walk.

Join members of the Chicago Ornithological Society and Sierra Club Chicago Group for the latest in this joint series of beginning bird and nature walks.

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.Sierra Club is sponsoring a big beach clean-up beginning at 9:00 a.m. Trip participants can keep birding or join the beach sweep. Celebrate International Coastal Clean-up Day by giving birds a clean beach to rest on during migration!

The Chicago Park Nature Tours also are a great opportunity to learn more about Sierra Club and Chicago Ornithological Society and each group’s local and national conservation activities and field trips.

Directions:
Meet on the east side of the boat house at Montrose Beach at 7:00 a.m. for the bird walk.
Parking is free and bike racks are provided at the beach house. It is a 10 – 15 minute walk to Montrose Beach house from the bus stops at Montrose and Marine Drive.

What to bring and wear:
Binoculars are essential if you want to watch birds, butterflies and wildlife (there are a few pairs available to borrow); dress for the weather; wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy boots or shoes; bring insect repellent; and carry water to drink. Bring a spotting scope if you have one on Chicago trips for lake watching.

Trip Leader: Christine Williamson

For more information, please contact Christine at birdchris@aol.com to RSVP and to get directions. If you need help on the day of the trip, call Christine’s cell phone at 773/415-5217.