Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Field Trip to Northerly Island on October 1.

Just a reminder that we will be leading a field trip to Northerly Island this Saturday for the DuPage Birding Club. It should be a lot of fun, and the timing ought to be pretty good for sparrows. We'll be scouting there tomorrow morning, and probably Friday morning as well. (If I can fight off this cold that re-hit me today.) Actually, after reading the directions, if you're headed south on Columbus to 18th Street I think you technically have to get onto LSD first in order to get off on 18th Street. I usually just take LSD anyway so I don't take Columbus too often. Anyway, if you're in the City, just take the Drive south and 18th Street will be just past Soldier Field. We will be visible from the parking lot anyway (NI is a flat, wide-open space) so even if you show up late you should still be able to find us. NI can be surprisingly wet if it has rained, you might not need boots, but if you're just wearing regular gym shoes your feet might get wet.


Saturday, October 1, 2005
7:30 a.m. Northerly Island (Chicago)

Formerly Meigs Field, this spot is proving to be a great migrant area on the lakefront. We will meet in the terminal building parking lot. The building should open at 9:00 am with bathroom facilities.

Directions: From South: take I-55 north into Chicago all the way east to northbound Lake Shore Dr. Exit LSD at the 18th St. exit. Follow the signs to the Adler Planetarium/Burnham Harbor. From West: I-290 (Eisenhower) east to Congress Parkway. Congress Parkway to Columbus Dr. Right on Columbus south to 18th St. exit. Follow signs as above.

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