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Dec
3
Sun
Lake County Lakes @ Diamond Lake
Dec 3 @ 7:30 am
Lake County Lakes @ Diamond Lake | Waukegan | Illinois | United States

Here ducky ducky! Multi-stop driving trip begins at Diamond Lake in Mundelein. This is mostly a driving trip visiting various inland lakes in Lake County. Specific itinerary will be distributed at starting point based on prior day’s scouting observations. Binoculars mandatory. Bring a scope if you have one.

Note: This field trip has been rescheduled from Nov 11 to December 3 because duck migration has been impeded by the late seasonal change.

Directions:

From Rt. 22, take Rt. 83 north to Diamond Lake Rd., turn right, drive ½ mile to Gale Street Inn parking lot on right.

Feb
17
Sat
Gull Frolic @ Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club
Feb 17 all-day
Gull Frolic @ Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club | Winthrop Harbor | Illinois | United States

17th annual Illinois Ornithological Society event.

Pre-registration required. Watch the Lake Cook Audubon email or visit www.illinoisbirds.org for details.  Attendance is limited to first 150 registrants. Members of Illinois Ornithological Society get advance opportunity to register.

Feb
24
Sat
Ducking in Indiana @ Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day
Ducking in Indiana @ Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area | Linton | Indiana | United States

Duck migration spectacle at Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Linton, IN.

Locally known as the Goose Pond and Bee Hunter Marsh, this 8,034-acre State Fish and Wildlife Area is located along SR 59 just south of Linton. Since 2005, it has grown to become one of the largest and most successful wetland restoration projects in the United States. This huge expanse of wetlands includes over 30 miles of earthen dikes, 1,400 acres of prairie, and nearly 4,000 acres of shallow water. Today, the area is becoming a significant destination for Midwestern birders and hunters; and home to many migrating bird species, attested by the impressive Sandhill Crane fly-in each spring, as well as many endangered species such as the Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Short-Eared Owl, Wilson’s Phalarope, King Rail, Sedge Wren, Henslow’s Sparrow, Whooping Crane, and American and Least Bitterns.

Registration is Required: renabird3@gmail.com

Goose Pond Map (PDF download)

Apr
22
Sun
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area @ Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area @ Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area | Morris | Illinois | United States

All-day trip for early passerines and lingering waterfowl. Register (required) renabird3@gmail.com