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May
30
Sat
Cancelled: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary – Magic Hedge @ Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
May 30 @ 7:00 am
Cancelled: Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary - Magic Hedge @ Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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.

Directions:

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

May
31
Sun
Cancelled: Lyons Woods @ Lyons Woods
May 31 @ 7:00 am
Cancelled: Lyons Woods @ Lyons Woods | Waukegan | Illinois | United States

This field trip is cancelled.

NEW!

Great spot for lingering migrants and nesters, including tanagers, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more.

Directions:

The entrance is on Blanchard Road, just west of Sheridan Road, north of Bowen Park and south of Yorkhouse Road.

Jun
6
Sat
Cancelled – McHenry Dam @ McHenry Dam
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am
Cancelled - McHenry Dam @ McHenry Dam | McHenry | Illinois | United States

This event is cancelled

Target birds include Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Pine Warblers along a looped trail.

Directions:

From I-294, exit Rt. 176 and go west 17 miles to River Rd. Turn north, drive 2.5 miles to entrance on left, meet at south end of parking lot.

Jun
16
Tue
The Rosy-Finch Project: A Labor of Love @ Zoom Online Presentation
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Rosy-Finch Project: A Labor of Love @ Zoom Online Presentation | Highland Park | Illinois | United States

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.

Jul
8
Wed
Cancelled – Utah’s ‘Best of Summer’ @ Great Salt Lake, Utah, and environs
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day
Cancelled - Utah's 'Best of Summer' @ Great Salt Lake, Utah, and environs | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

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.

Contact renabird3@gmail.com for a detailed itinerary.

Lake Cook Audubon’s “long distance” field trips generally fill early. Members have priority. If you are interested, you should contact Rena now.

Jul
21
Tue
Online Program: Top Shorebird Destination: Kansas (Yes, Kansas!) @ Zoom Online Presentation
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online Program: Top Shorebird Destination: Kansas (Yes, Kansas!) @ Zoom Online Presentation | Highland Park | Illinois | United States

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. 

We will be emailing online participation instructions for each event. You must be on the email list to receive the link to the program.
Download the Zoom Client for Meetings here.

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.