2017-18 WCAS Field Trips
Members and nonmembers welcome
 
 
2017-2018 Season Field Trips (non-members welcome)
We carpool when possible & share cost of gas with $5.00 donation to driver. Maps of meeting location are on WCAS’s website.
 
Please note: Last minute field trip changes are possible. Any such changes will be mentioned at the WCAS Thursday monthly meeting prior. Return times from field trip are approximate.
 
 
Also be sure and check out birding activities statewide courtesy the Illinois Audubon Society.
 

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Event/Location

Additional Details

 
September 16, 2017
Montrose Harbor/Magic Hedge Chicago
Meet at Macy’s eastside Parking Lot, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet I-55 & Rt. 30.  7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
October 14, 2017
Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes. 2 miles south of Hennepin off Rt. 26.
Meet at Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot, 1511 River Boat Center, Rt.80 and Houbolt Road, Joliet. 8 a.m.
November 11,2017
Ornithology Collection at the Field Museum, Chicago, (behind the scenes tour).
Meet at Macy’s eastside parking lot, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet I-55 & Rt. 30.  7:30 a.m.
December 16, 2017
Christmas Bird Count
Joliet Circle
January 13, 2018
Lock and Dam 13, Fulton, IL.
This trip may leave on Friday late afternoon to travel part way.  Details to be announced.
February 10, 2018
Dresden Lock & Dam, Heideke Lake, Goose Lake Prairie, (short-eared owl viewing).
Meet at Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot, 1511 River Boat Center, Rt. 80 and Houbolt Road, Joliet. 2 p.m.
March 10, 2018
Widewaters & Braidwood area.
Meet at Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot, 1511 River Boat Center, Rt.80 and Houbolt Road, Joliet. 8 a.m.
April 14, 2018
McKinley Woods Forest Preserve
Meet at Cracker Barrel Restaurant parking lot, 1511 River Boat Center, Rt. 80 and Houbolt Road, Joliet 7:30 a.m.
May 12, 2018
Best of Chicago birding at Montrose Harbor/Magic Hedge.
Meet at Macy’s eastside parking lot, 3340 Mall Loop Dr. Joliet I-55 & Rt. 30.  7:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm.



IAS Spring Gathering: May 18,19,20 Amboy Marsh hosted by Birdsong Chapter
Check IAS website for details