Bird walks

Wendy Paulson leads a spring birding hike at Penny Road Pond on May 30, 2012. Photo by Cristina Rutter/Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

During spring and fall migration, and early nesting season, CFC and Audubon Great Lakes co-sponsor bird walks in local forest preserves and natural areas, including CFC sites.

Between bird walks, you can brush up on your bird knowledge and identification skills by visiting Wendy Paulson's series on 365 Barrington, called Birds of Barrington.

Barrington Area Bird Hikes this Fall!

Cosponsored by Audubon Great Lakes and Citizens for Conservation

Get out and enjoy fall migration with Barrington area naturalist Wendy Paulson. Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended for these walks. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Schedule:

September 7, 7:30AM — Flint Creek Savanna* (CFC Headquarters) 459 W. Hwy. 22

September 14, 7:30AM – Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

September 21, 8:00AM – Beverly Lake* (parking lot on north side of Higgins Rd/Rt. 72 west of Sutton Rd)

September 28, 8:00AM – Deer Grove East (entrance on north side of Dundee Road, west of Hicks Road, east of Smith Street.  Go to farthest parking area)

October 19, 8:30AM — Cuba Marsh (Park in parking lot off east side of Lake Zurich Rd just south of EJ&E RR tracks.  Lake Zurich Road runs between Rte. 14 and Cuba Road)

October 26, 8:30AM — Galloping Hill* (park at Penny Road Pond parking lot in Barrington Hills)

November 2, 9:00AM - Crabtree Nature Center (3 Stover Road off of Palatine Road)

*Indicates a more strenuous hike

Please RSVP to: Daniel Wear (312) 453-0230, Extension 2010 or [email protected] and let us know how best to contact you should that be necessary.

Before you head out, please check the calendar on our home page for any last minute changes or cancellations.