We will tour the Highland Park Country Club property and adjacent trails looking for late migrants.
This is a first non-golfer look at a property that is anticipated to be converted into passive open space with walking trails and plantings for birds and wildlife. Local birders have documented well over 100 species on current trails surrounding the property, including 20 warbler species as well as nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers, since 2011.
Participants should meet in the northeast corner of the Highland Park Country Club parking lot on Park Avenue West.
Southwest Michigan Sojourn
Join us for a weekend of birding on the other side of the lake in Berrien County, Michigan near New Buffalo and points north, where a diversity of inland forests, wetlands and agricultural areas bordered on the west by Lake Michigan and spectacular wooded dunes can yield an avian extravaganza.
Target species include Cerulean, Yellow-throated, Hooded, Prothonotary, Blue-winged and Worm-eating Warbler; Carolina Wren; Acadian Flycatcher; Pileated Woodpecker; Grasshopper and Henslow’s Sparrow; and more.
Fee for local guide to be determined. Priority to Lake/Cook members. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is the place for grassland birds and specialties like Blue Grosbeak, Bell’s Vireo and Loggerhead Shrike.
Meet at Midewin Welcome Center. This will be a loop and we will car pool out of the parking lot.
Registration is required. There is a strict 8-car limit. Members have registration priority.