Upcoming Trips with the Chicago Chapter

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September 22 - Migration at Montrose

7:00 AM

Magic Hedge parking

Join us for a morning of birding at the famous Magic Hedge at Montrose, as well as the hedge we will also visit the beach in search of shorebirds!

October TBD - 3rd annual Nelson Lake & FermiLab walk

7:00 AM

Dick Young FP parking

Come on our annual walk to Nelson Lake and FermiLab, our main targets will be waterfowl.

December TBD - Waukegan Beach, Illinois Beach SP, and North Point Marina

8:00 AM

Waukegan Beach parking

This is personally one of my favorite birding routes in all of Illinois! We will be searching for waterfowl, gulls, and Northern Shrikes today.

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Chicago Chapter

We are the first chapter of WBC, since 2016 we have seen over 200 species on our walks! Most of our walks are in the Chicago region, although we may sometimes to trips to western or central Illinois. Join us on one of our upcoming trips!

Oliver Burrus

Founder & Trip Leader

Isoo O'Brien

Trip Leader

Simon Tolzmann

Trip Leader

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