• Jackson Park (map)
  • 1777 Columbia Dr
  • Chicago, IL, 60637
  • United States

You MUST RSVP for this trip; limit 12 people.

This lovely southside park is one of Chicago’s best spring hotspots for migrating birds.

The combination of two lagoons and a mosaic of microhabitats habitats including a young prairie, a mature woodland, scrubby shrubs and rampant undergrowth located very close to Lake Michigan makes this an ideal stopover for all kinds of songbirds, ducks and raptors.

Four hours may not be long enough to see everything on the Wooded Island if it’s a good migration day, so be prepared with water, snacks and sunscreen in case the trip runs longer and you can’t tear yourself away.

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).

Directions:
By car, take Lake Shore Drive south from downtown Chicago. Go past the Museum of Science & Industry and a little way past 57th Street, turn right on Science Drive. At the stop sign, turn left and follow the road into the parking lot and drive all the way to the western side and park there (next to the lagoon). https://goo.gl/maps/UxAmNjkyNz92

You need to pay to park in this lot. The parking ticket machines take quarters and credit cards. You can also pay online using the ParkMobile app: http://us.parkmobile.com

By bike: This is a good location to cycle to along the lake front bike path.

Public Transportation: The #6 Hyde Park Express Bus stops about a block north of the museum from downtown Chicago. Walking to the trip meeting spot will take 15 - 20 minutes.

Jackson Park, Chicago; https://goo.gl/maps/UxAmNjkyNz92