Upcoming Trips

Dates may change due to weather or other reasons.

*it is possible that we are not going to do this trip
**Location and date on some of the bird walks will be decided based on recent sightings.

Homeschool walk

Leaders: Oliver Burrus

Meeting location: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: 12:00 PM
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

Chautauqua NWR and Havana area*

Meeting location: Parking lot
Date: Sep 3 / Aug 26 - 27
Time: 10:30 AM
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

Whimbrel Patch Birding Competition

Meeting location: See description
Date: Sep 17
Time: 6:45 AM
Target species: All Migrants and rarities.
Description: The group lead by Isoo O'Brian (Evanston Warblers) will start the day off at TBD and bird the area to TBD. The group lead by Oliver Burrus will start the day off at Raceway Woods and then bird the area east to Crabtree NC and south to Elgin. The group lead by Eddie Kasper will start the day off at TBD and then bird the area to TBD.

Backyard Migratory Bird Count Competition

Meeting location:  Your house
Date: Sep 23-24
Time: Whatever time you want
Target species: Anything that is in your yard (or in your local patch).
Description: Bird your yard (if you don't have a yard then your local patch).

Rollins Savanna

Meeting location:  Rollins Savanna parking lot
Date: Oct 8
Time: 7:30 AM
Target species: Nelson's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Waterfowl, and Rails.
Description: Join us at Rollins Savanna where we hope to find Nelson's and LeConte's Sparrows, Soras, Virgina Rails, and Waterfowl.

Fermilab

Meeting location: Lake Law parking lot
Date: Jul 8
Time: 7:00 AM
Target species: Waterfowl and shorebirds.

TBD

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Nov 5
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.

Indiana Dunes NL / Sand Bluff Bird Observatory *

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Nov 19
Time: 8:30 AM
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

Evanston Parks and Chicago Botanic Gardens

Meeting location: Gilson Park parking lot
Date: Dec 3
Time: 8:00 AM
Target species: Waterfowl, and rarities.
Description: We will bird around the Evanston Lakefront looking for various Waterfowl like Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and possibly Harlequin Duck. After that, we will go up to Chicago Botanic Gardens to look for winter Finches.

TBD

Meeting location : TBD
Date : Dec 31
Time : TBD
Target species : TBD.
Description : TBD

Whimbrel Patch Birding Competition

Meeting location: See description
Date: Jan 6 2018
Time: 6:45 AM
Target species: All Migrants and rarities.
Description: The group lead by Isoo O'Brian (Evanston Warblers) will start the day off at TBD and bird the area to TBD. The group lead by Oliver Burrus will start the day off at Raceway Woods and then bird the area east to Crabtree NC and south to Elgin. The group lead by Eddie Kasper will start the day off at TBD and then bird the area to TBD.

Fox River

Meeting location: Carpentersville Dam parking lot
Date: Jan 28 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Target species: Gulls and waterfowl.
Description: We will meet at Carpentersville Dam where many rare gulls have been reported over the last few years. after that, we head down the river looking for more gulls and waterfowl.

17th annual IOS Gull Frolic 

Meeting location: North Point Marina parking lot
Date: Feb 10 2018
Time: 9:30 AM
Target species: Gulls and waterfowl.
Description: TBD

TBD

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Feb 25 2018
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

Snowy Owl search

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Mar 4 2018
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

TBD

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Mar 18 2018
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

Woodcock walk

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Apr 8 2018
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

TBD

Meeting location: TBD
Date: Apr 29 2018
Time: TBD
Target species: TBD.
Description: TBD

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