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Sep
17
Tue
Piping Plover Watch: The Drama at Montrose @ Heller Nature Center
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Piping Plover Watch: The Drama at Montrose @ Heller Nature Center | Highland Park | Illinois | United States

Two Piping Plovers successfully nested on Montrose Beach this past summer, marking the first hatching of this Great Lakes-endangered shorebird species in Chicago since 1955. Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist Brad Semel will describe the human efforts behind the feat, from rain rescues to 150+ volunteer monitors who helped safeguard the birds as well as what happened to ‘Monty’ and Rose’ and their offspring. Volunteer coordinator Tamima Itani and several monitors will also share their experiences.

Apr
26
Sun
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary – Magic Hedge @ Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
Apr 26 @ 7:00 am
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary - Magic Hedge @ Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary | Chicago | Illinois | United States

First wave of passerine arrivals gets us in the swing of spring migration. This is the first of two spring field trips to Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, everyone’s favorite Chicago birding hotspot.

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.

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

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