This field trip is cancelled.
Spring migration is winding down, but late migrants like Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Mourning Warbler can be here at this time along with other spring beauties.
From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit. Continue east toward the lake. Turn right at the Bait Shop (Montrose Harbor Dr.) and park on the street along the bend in the road. We will meet at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Leader: Dave Antieau (312) 937-1974
Rosy-Finches live in the highest altitude of all finches found in North America, making all three species found on the continent at great risk from global warming because their entire lifecycle is dependent on cool temperatures and snow-covered mountaintops. Raymond VanBuskirk, owner of New Mexico-based Brant Nature Tours, has studied Rosy-Finches since the early 2000s when he and his best friend set up a banding project on Sandia Crest Mountain in Albuquerque as teenagers. His long-term banding data are some of the best available on this seldom-studied species. Raymond will describe what the project has found and what the future holds for these tiny but hardy songbirds.
Great Salt Lake, mountain and sage/juniper birding with local experts can yield up to 150 species including standouts like Flammulated Owl, Cassia Crossbill, Black Swift, Lewis’s Woodpecker and the incredible Phalarope spectacle on the Great Salt Lake.
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Lake Cook Audubon’s “long distance” field trips generally fill early. Members have priority. If you are interested, you should contact Rena now.
Kansas’ Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are two of the top migratory shorebird staging areas in the United States, serving as key links in a chain of wetlands throughout the Central Flyway that is needed to ensure the survival of a number of shorebird species. The nearby grasslands of the Flint Hills are extremely important to the conservation of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a species of high conservation concern, as well as the American Golden-Plover. Robert Penner, Avian Programs Manager with the Kansas chapter of the Nature Conservancy, will explain why these three areas – all part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network – are hemispheric important shorebird sites and highlight some of the birds that drop in
ONLINE PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS
The presentations will be on Zoom. You must install the Zoom application (Zoom Client for Meetings) on your computer. We strongly recommend doing this BEFORE the events.
Questions? Tech support BEFORE the event? Test drive? Please call Sonny Cohen (847) 971-1101. NO SUPPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER 4PM ON THE DAY OF EVENT.