2017-2018:

Birding with Cameras

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and Lake County Audubon Society have partnered to present Birding with Cameras.  This new program starts on October 21, 2017 and 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 2017-2018 Schedule: Saturdays at 7:30am

2017:

October 21

November 18: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST

No Meetings in December, January, February

2018:

March 17

April 21

June 16

July 21

August 18

September 15

October 20

November 17

No Meetings in 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.