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Feb
15
Sat
Gull Frolic @ Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Gull Frolic @ Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club | Winthrop Harbor | Illinois | United States

19th 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.

The Gull Frolic is a unique winter event at Illinois’ premier gull-watching hotspot: NorthPoint Marina. Bring your binoculars, scope and cold weather gear, and join birders outside of the yacht club to enjoy close study of some of our harder-to-find winter species such as Iceland (Thayer’s Iceland and Kumlien’s Iceland) and Glaucous Gulls! A variety of waterfowl typically make an appearance too (scoters and other diving ducks), along with the occasional raptor, owl, or winter finch. Birders wearing bright orange hats will be available to help answer questions along the “boardwalk”.

Registration and tickets required.

Apr
11
Sat
Waterfowl, Woodcocks & Dinner, Lake Glenview & Environs @ Meet at Glenview Park District's Park Center
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Waterfowl, Woodcocks & Dinner, Lake Glenview & Environs @ Meet at Glenview Park District's Park Center | Glenview | Illinois | United States

Afternoon birding for waterfowl on Lake Glenview, dinner at Whole Foods, and American Woodcock watching at Air Station Prairie at dusk. If you only want to join us for Woodcock viewing, arrive at Air Station Prairie at 7PM. Dress for ticks which are possible along the paths at Air Station Prairie.

For dinner we will gather at Whole Foods located near the corner of Willow and Waukegan Roads in the Willow Festival shopping center on the north side of Willow Road. Whole Foods has an extensive hot and cold prepared foods selection, a comfortable area to eat with seating for about 70 people and rest rooms.

Directions:

Meet at Glenview Park District Park Center. Turn East onto Chestnut from Patriot Blvd. Travel to the southeast corner of the development. You will see Lake Glenview and parking lot adjacent.