Bird Walk and Migration Program at Northerly Island Saturday, October 11, 2008

Posted on 9 October 2008 by Dawn Keller

Come join us this coming Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Northerly Island. We'll be presenting one of our educational programs on the dynamics of bird migration, followed by a bird walk on Northerly Island. The bird walk will be led by the experienced birder Dave Johnson (Wild Bird Center, Fox River Grove). We've scheduled this program for later in the day as we're hoping that a sunset bird walk will reveal the elusive Short-eared Owls, an endangered species in Illinois. Short-eared Owls have been spotted on Northerly Island during the last few migratory seasons (and despite trying and trying and trying, I've NEVER seen one in the wild!)....Saturday's schedule follows:

4:30 - approximately 5:15 - "The Perils of Migration"
approximately 5:15 - 6:30 - bird walk
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Twilight Night (stargaze with the Planetarium and learn about nocturnal animals)

Bring your binoculars and bird guide. Some binoculars are available at Northerly Island for anyone who doesn't own their own pair.

Even if we don't see the Short-eared Owls, Northerly Island has many beautiful avian species - you'll surely see something!

Hope to see you,


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