Bird walks and events 2018:

Welcome Back Herons:

Lake County Audubon Society will host their annual Welcome Back Herons event Saturday April 21st at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve from 8:00am until noon. Coffee, hot chocolate and goodies will be provided. Volunteers will be available with scopes and binoculars to answer questions and provide you with updates on the nesting of the Great Blue Herons and other water birds. The Marsh is located on Almond Road ½ mile south of Rte. 120.

Our event was a great success with 111 people attending and enjoying looking at a large variety of birds. We saw 26 species. Click here for an eBird checklist of what was seen.

May 2: bird walk at Raven Glen Forest Preserve. The entrance is on Rt. 45 south of Rt. 173. Meet in the parking lot for a 7:30am start. Please bring binoculars. We had 23 attendees on the walk. To see the eBird checklist of bird species that were sighted click here. The highlights were an American Redstart, Clay-colored Sparrow and a Warbling Vireo.

May 16: bird walk at Wright Woods Forest Preserve. 24830 N St Marys Rd, Mettawa. Meet in the parking lot for a 7:30am start. Please bring binoculars.

June13: join us for Cheese and Crackers with Herons. This event will start at 6pm at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve. Refreshments will be provided. Volunteers will be available with scopes and binoculars to answer questions and provide you with updates on the Great Blue Herons and other water birds. The Marsh is located on Almond Road ½ mile south of Rte. 120.

Birding with Cameras

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and Lake County Audubon Society have partnered to present Birding with Cameras.  This new program meets once monthly every third Saturday at 7:30am at the Brushwood Center’s parking lot in Ryerson Woods.  Birders are invited to come with binoculars and cameras on a hike through Ryerson Woods, guided by Lake County Audubon Society board member and award-winning photographer and naturalist, Emma England.  Emma will take us on her favorite trails while sharing tips on taking great shots of these difficult-to-capture but lovable creatures.  Ryerson Woods is noted as one of the premiere birding areas of Illinois.  Following the hike, birders are invited to Brushwood Center to tour the historic home and nature-inspired art gallery.  Stay tuned for inspiring speakers, field trips, and bird-inspired photography and art exhibitions.

Birding with Cameras 2018 Schedule: Saturdays at 7:30am

 

March 17

April 21

June 16

July 21

August 18

September 15

October 20

November 17

No Meetings in May, December, January, February

To register for this event, contact  www.BrushwoodCenter.org or call 224-633-2426. 

 

 

 

These are the bird walks and events from Spring 2017 to give you an idea of what birds we saw:

Saturday April 8 2017: Welcome Back Herons at Almond Marsh Heron Rookery, 32550 North Almond Road, Grayslake. 8am to 12pm. Refreshments will be provided. Spotting scopes will be set up to view the nesting Herons. Click here to see an image of a Great Blue Heron on one of the artificial nesting platforms.

Saturday April 22 2017: Earth Day bird walk at Old School Forest Preserve, 28285, N St. Mary's Rd, Libertyville.  Meet in parking lot A at 7:15am for a 7:30am start. Please bring binoculars. We had  19 attendees and saw 24 bird species. Click here for a link for an eBird checklist of the bird species reported.

Wednesday May 3 2017: Bird walk at Lyons Woods. Meet in the car park at 7:15am for a 7:30am start. Please bring binoculars. Address: 10200 Blanchard Rd, Waukegan. Click here for an eBird checklist of the 25 bird species seen by the 10 attendees.

Wednesday May 24 2017: Bird walk at Rollins Savanna. Meet in the main car park at 7:15am for a 7:30am start. Please bring binoculars. Address: 20160 W Washington St, Grayslake. Click here for an eBird checklist of the 26 species seen by the 10 attendees.

Tuesday June 13 2017: Cheese and Crackers with the Herons at Almond Marsh Heron Rookery, 32550 North Almond Road, Grayslake. 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Spotting scopes will be set up to view the Herons.