Calendar

    May
    6
    Sat
    Spring Bird Count
    May 6 all-day

    Vist the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) Web site to find out how to participate in the Spring Bird Count (SBC).

      May
      21
      Sun
      Young Birders – South Side Parks @ Jackson Park
      May 21 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

      For ILYB Members and guests only

      Spring migration will be in full swing when we explore two south side Chicago city parks – Jackson and Washington Parks. We’ll search for warblers and more along Lake Michigan, a major migratory flyway, where more than 300 species of birds have been discovered.

      Register for this event:

      2017 ILLINOIS YOUNG BIRDERS - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM

      Parental / Guardian Field Trip Consent
      By completing this form, I hereby give permission for the named young birder(s) to participate in the field trips of the Illinois Young Birders Club (ILYB), a project of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS). I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event and transportation to, from, and during the event. I further release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Illinois Young Birders Club, the Illinois Ornithological Society, the directors and officers of ILYB and IOS, and all organizers, sponsors, leaders, chaperones, and supervisors of the event. In case of injury, I hereby waive all claims against the parties listed above. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my child to, from, and during the scheduled event.

      Consent to Use of Photographs
      There is a possibility that photos of the named young birder(s) may be taken on our field trips and other activities throughout the year. They may be published in our newsletter, on our website, or a similar publication. By completing this form. you are giving ILYB and IOS consent to publish such photographs. We will never distribute said photos to any third parties.

      Field Trip (Select all that apply):
      Youth (1):*
      Youth (2):
      An adult (e.g., parent or guardian) is required to accompany any child under 14 years of age.
      Adult:*
      Relationship to child:*
      E-mail:*
      Cell Phone:*
      -
      Total Number of Participants:*
        Jun
        7
        Wed
        Deadline – Spring Field Notes
        Jun 7 all-day

        Submit your field notes via email or post to Geoffrey Williamson.
        Field Notes Preference Type: Electronic, but will accept written/hard copy.
        Submitted field notes should be ordered by species and not by date observed.

          Jun
          10
          Sat
          Young Birders – Hennepin & Hopper @ Dixon Wildlife Refuge
          Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm

          For ILYB Members and guests only

          Join us on our annual overnight as we visit the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge and Hennepin and Hopper Lakes. We’ll search fo rmarsh birds like Yellow-headed Blackbird, American Bittern and Common Gallinule as we hike the new trails deep into the wetlands.

          Limited indoor accommodations and camping onsite.

          Register for this event:

          2017 ILLINOIS YOUNG BIRDERS - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM

          Parental / Guardian Field Trip Consent
          By completing this form, I hereby give permission for the named young birder(s) to participate in the field trips of the Illinois Young Birders Club (ILYB), a project of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS). I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event and transportation to, from, and during the event. I further release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Illinois Young Birders Club, the Illinois Ornithological Society, the directors and officers of ILYB and IOS, and all organizers, sponsors, leaders, chaperones, and supervisors of the event. In case of injury, I hereby waive all claims against the parties listed above. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my child to, from, and during the scheduled event.

          Consent to Use of Photographs
          There is a possibility that photos of the named young birder(s) may be taken on our field trips and other activities throughout the year. They may be published in our newsletter, on our website, or a similar publication. By completing this form. you are giving ILYB and IOS consent to publish such photographs. We will never distribute said photos to any third parties.

          Field Trip (Select all that apply):
          Youth (1):*
          Youth (2):
          An adult (e.g., parent or guardian) is required to accompany any child under 14 years of age.
          Adult:*
          Relationship to child:*
          E-mail:*
          Cell Phone:*
          -
          Total Number of Participants:*
            Jul
            8
            Sat
            Young Birders – Breeding Wetland Birds @ Goose Lake
            Jul 8 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

            For ILYB Members and guests only

            Early July can still be great for breeding birds. We’ll visit Goose Lake Conservation Area to look for Yellow-headed Blackbird, Black Tern, and Common Gallinule – three highly sought after wetland species in northern Illinois.

            Register for this event:

            2017 ILLINOIS YOUNG BIRDERS - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM

            Parental / Guardian Field Trip Consent
            By completing this form, I hereby give permission for the named young birder(s) to participate in the field trips of the Illinois Young Birders Club (ILYB), a project of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS). I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event and transportation to, from, and during the event. I further release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Illinois Young Birders Club, the Illinois Ornithological Society, the directors and officers of ILYB and IOS, and all organizers, sponsors, leaders, chaperones, and supervisors of the event. In case of injury, I hereby waive all claims against the parties listed above. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my child to, from, and during the scheduled event.

            Consent to Use of Photographs
            There is a possibility that photos of the named young birder(s) may be taken on our field trips and other activities throughout the year. They may be published in our newsletter, on our website, or a similar publication. By completing this form. you are giving ILYB and IOS consent to publish such photographs. We will never distribute said photos to any third parties.

            Field Trip (Select all that apply):
            Youth (1):*
            Youth (2):
            An adult (e.g., parent or guardian) is required to accompany any child under 14 years of age.
            Adult:*
            Relationship to child:*
            E-mail:*
            Cell Phone:*
            -
            Total Number of Participants:*
              Aug
              7
              Mon
              Deadline – Breeding Season Field Notes
              Aug 7 all-day

              Submit your field notes via email or post to Steve D. Bailey.
              Field Notes Preference Type: Electronic, but will accept written/hard copy.
              Submitted field notes should be ordered by species and not by date observed.

                Aug
                26
                Sat
                Young Birders – Second Annual Young Birder Symposium @ Ryerson Conservation Area
                Aug 26 all-day

                For ILYB Members and guests only

                Save the date! More details to come.

                  Sep
                  9
                  Sat
                  Young Birders – Calumet Area @ Eggers Woods
                  Sep 9 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

                  For ILYB Members and guests only

                  In early September, we’ll visit Eggers Woods in search of fall migrants. If conditions are right, we’ll spend time at Big Marsh and other Calumet area locations to find shorebirds.

                  Register for this event:

                  2017 ILLINOIS YOUNG BIRDERS - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM

                  Parental / Guardian Field Trip Consent
                  By completing this form, I hereby give permission for the named young birder(s) to participate in the field trips of the Illinois Young Birders Club (ILYB), a project of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS). I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event and transportation to, from, and during the event. I further release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Illinois Young Birders Club, the Illinois Ornithological Society, the directors and officers of ILYB and IOS, and all organizers, sponsors, leaders, chaperones, and supervisors of the event. In case of injury, I hereby waive all claims against the parties listed above. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my child to, from, and during the scheduled event.

                  Consent to Use of Photographs
                  There is a possibility that photos of the named young birder(s) may be taken on our field trips and other activities throughout the year. They may be published in our newsletter, on our website, or a similar publication. By completing this form. you are giving ILYB and IOS consent to publish such photographs. We will never distribute said photos to any third parties.

                  Field Trip (Select all that apply):
                  Youth (1):*
                  Youth (2):
                  An adult (e.g., parent or guardian) is required to accompany any child under 14 years of age.
                  Adult:*
                  Relationship to child:*
                  E-mail:*
                  Cell Phone:*
                  -
                  Total Number of Participants:*
                    Nov
                    4
                    Sat
                    Young Birders – Chicago Lakefront @ Montrose Point
                    Nov 4 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

                    For ILYB Members and guests only

                    Join us for the last field trip of the year as we bird along the Chicago Lakefront. We’ll begin at Montrose and work our way south.

                    Register for this event:

                    2017 ILLINOIS YOUNG BIRDERS - FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM

                    Parental / Guardian Field Trip Consent
                    By completing this form, I hereby give permission for the named young birder(s) to participate in the field trips of the Illinois Young Birders Club (ILYB), a project of the Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS). I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the activities of the event and transportation to, from, and during the event. I further release, absolve, indemnify, and hold harmless the Illinois Young Birders Club, the Illinois Ornithological Society, the directors and officers of ILYB and IOS, and all organizers, sponsors, leaders, chaperones, and supervisors of the event. In case of injury, I hereby waive all claims against the parties listed above. I likewise release from responsibility any person transporting my child to, from, and during the scheduled event.

                    Consent to Use of Photographs
                    There is a possibility that photos of the named young birder(s) may be taken on our field trips and other activities throughout the year. They may be published in our newsletter, on our website, or a similar publication. By completing this form. you are giving ILYB and IOS consent to publish such photographs. We will never distribute said photos to any third parties.

                    Field Trip (Select all that apply):
                    Youth (1):*
                    Youth (2):
                    An adult (e.g., parent or guardian) is required to accompany any child under 14 years of age.
                    Adult:*
                    Relationship to child:*
                    E-mail:*
                    Cell Phone:*
                    -
                    Total Number of Participants:*
                      Nov
                      30
                      Thu
                      Elsah CBC
                      Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

                      Contact the compiler to participate.