Calumet Marshes Bird Walk

August 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am
O'Brien Lock & Dam
Walter Marcisz
(312) 206-9889
Calumet Marshes Bird Walk @ O'Brien Lock & Dam

Explore the extensive marshes and wetlands of the Lake Calumet area with local  expert Walter Marcisz.  We will look for breeding summer  residents like Common Gallinules and Monk Parakeets, early  migrant shorebirds, and wandering waders like Snowy Egrets,  Little Blue Herons, and Yellow-crowned Night Herons. We will meet at O’Brien Lock & Dam at 8:00 am. From there we can visit various wetlands like  Hegewisch Marsh, Indian Ridge, Big Marsh, and Burnham  Prairie.

Directions to O’Brien Lock & Dam:

Take I-94 (Bishop Ford Expressway) to 130th Street and exit eastbound  on 130th. As you head east on 130th Street, you will pass  one stoplight. After the stoplight, turn right (south) into the O’Brien Lock & Dam entrance immediately west of the Calumet River bridge. Follow the entrance road south along the west bank of the  Calumet River. The entrance road terminates at a parking lot  with bathrooms on the west side of the river & locks. We  will meet there.

LEADER: Walter Marcisz or 312-206-9889