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Early Migration Birding Walk – WAIT LIST

Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Members only–free. This event is now FULL. To be added to the wait list, please scroll down.

David Baker reports he wandered the trails of Montrose Point last weekend and spotted the first migratory birds–Grackles and Red Winged Blackbirds. On April 10, come join him at Montrose to celebrate the re-opened lakefront and observe a lot more migrating species.

Things have changed quite a bit because of winter storms, especially on the lake shore. The Park District is also building an accessible trail around the point so next year members with walkers and wheel chairs can join us. Be sure to come wearing a mask, dressed in layers, bring binoculars and wear sturdy shoes.

Limited spots available. Note that the trail is uneven at times and is not accessible for assistive walking devices.

To join our limited in-person events:
  • Registration is required (including guests) with no more than 10 participants.
  • Masks are required to participate — CDC guidelines currently recommend wearing masks when multiple households gather, even if all present are vaccinated.
  • Social distancing is still recommended when possible.
  • Attendees who feel ill or have recently traveled out of state in the last two weeks should stay home.


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Sunday, April 18, 2021
7:30 am - 9:00 am


Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, The Magic Hedge
4400 N. Simonds Dr.
Chicago, 60640 United States
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Metered street parking available surrounding Montrose Harbor
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