Upcoming FREE field trips!

We have a series of FREE field trips coming up for fall migration. They are to some of Josh's favorite places to see fall migrants.  

JARVIS BIRD SANCTUARY at Belmont Harbor, Chicago (map of trip location)
Fridays, starting at 7:30am. We will stay on (or very near) the viewing platform on the east side of the bird sanctuary for the whole trip, seeing what birds pass by, so you can come any time between 7:30 and 9:30. It's an excellent place to see migrants, including birds actively migrating south overhead. Warblers, swallows, flycatchers, vireos, hummingbirds, wrens, and much more. Coffee from a local cafe will be provided--bring your own mug. Park in the lot on the north side of the sanctuary (metered parking). Trips are led by Josh Engel, sometimes with a guest leader. In partnership with Chicago Audubon Society.

Aug 24
Aug 31
Sep 7
Sep 14
Sep 21 (guest leader)
Sep 28
Oct 5

PERKINS WOODS, Evanston (map of meeting location)
Thursdays in September, starting at 7:30am. Looking for migrants in this small, suburban forest preserve. Trips will be led by Josh Engel and John Bates. In partnership with the Evanston North Shore Bird Club


Sep 6
Sep 13
Sep 20 (John Bates only)
Sep 27

 

 Both Jarvis Bird Sanctuary and Perkins Woods are good places to see Olive-sided Flycatcher in the fall. Photo by Josh Engel.

Both Jarvis Bird Sanctuary and Perkins Woods are good places to see Olive-sided Flycatcher in the fall. Photo by Josh Engel.