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Feb 14 After months of waiting, the day finally came when we drove to Southern Florida, a 20-hour drive from Chicago. Just about 4 hours into the trip, I spotted a field covered in white specks. They were Snow Geese; thousands of them! I immediately started looking with my binoculars outside the passenger window for […]

Lucas’ Birding Blog: February 26

On February 26th, Isoo O’Brien, Ben Sanders and myself spent the morning birding Deer Grove Forest Preserve and Crabtree Nature Center. Initially, we started off by birding for about an hour at Deer Grove Forest Preserve – West, an area of healthy, primary, oak forest with a high canopy. We […]

Necedah Overnight

  (tentative) July 21st and 22nd Leader: Oliver Burrus Important Details —————————————————————— Meeting Time |(tentative) 12:00 PM, July 21st Meeting Location | Necedah NWR – Visitors Center See more details below Necedah NWR may be best known for their re-introduced population of Whooping Cranes, however, most people overlook the many other marvelous […]

Iowa Bobolinks First Walk!

The first Iowa Bobolinks birding walk was held on Friday, November 10, 2017. Five daring participants arrived around 10:00 am, braving the blustery 23ºF morning.  Two of the participants were attending their first birding trip ever! We hiked the Shellsburg Prairie Forest Trail loop and, despite the winds, spotted 11 species! Including: 10+ House […]