16400 Buckley Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048
American Woodcocks are on territory and doing their remarkable aerial display to impress potential mates!
We’ll start at 4:30PM at Independence Grove (Lake County Forest Preserve) for waterfowl and landbirding, then grab dinner at Panera Bread in Lake Bluff. Finally, we’ll gather at 7 pm at Lake Bluff Open Lands’ Skokie Valley Reserve on Route 176/Rockland Rd. next to Mariana Landscape. Where we expect to hear and see the spectacle of American Woodcocks doing their spring mating thing shortly after dusk. (If you only want to witness the Woodcock display, join us at 7PM.)
Meet at the Event Building (Audubon Hall) at Independence Grove. (Map)
From Buckley Rd (176), enter Independence Grove and bear right to the Event Building (Audubon Hall)
To Panera Bread (about 6 miles): From Independence Grove go east on Rt. 137 to Waukegan Rd (Rt 43). Turn right to Rt. 176/Rockland Rd. Turn Left (east) to 176 and enter shopping center on your right (south)
Ethan Ellis (773) 677-4175