• Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary (map)

Celebrate Earth Day with birds and a beach cleanup!

Bird walk and nature tour — 9:00am - 11:30am
RSVP required for bird walk; limit 12 people.
Tour Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary and the amazing beach dunes natural area. Northbound bird migration will be in full swing at end of April and spring butterflies will just be making their appearance. In addition to seeing many migrant and nesting birds and cool native plants, we may spot a coyote, beaver or skunk.

RSVP here.

Leader: Christine Williamson
For more information, please contact Christine at birdchris@aol.com. If you need help on the day of the trip, please call Christine’s cell phone 773/415-5217 (DON'T text).

Beach Sweep — 12:00pm - 3:00pm
We’ll begin our first cleanup of the year of Montrose Beach, Chicago’s largest and wildest beach. Sierra Chicago Group has been cleaning this beach twice a year for 22 years and this is our second year of partnering with Truman College’s amazing Environmental Club. Our efforts are important to keep trash and pollutants out of Lake Michigan and to keep this natural area safe for humans and wildlife.

Equipment, snacks and water will be provided. There is no attendance limit for the beach cleanup and pre-registration is not required.

Meet on the east side of the beach 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.

Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago; https://goo.gl/maps/5j62ccaiS292