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Aug
18
Fri
IOS Shorebirding Weekend @ Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pekin
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

Join us and shorebird expert, Kevin Karlson, on August 19-20 for a weekend of fun, sun, and shorebirds. The weekend will consist of guided field trips to Emiquon and Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuges, presentations, raffle prizes including Kevin Karlson autographed books, sample Vortex Spotting Scopes provided by Eagle Optics, and an opportunity to purchase a 25th Anniversary IOS T-shirt.

The IOS Shorebirding Weekend is now open for registration to members only.

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Aug
26
Sat
Young Birders – Second Annual Young Birder Symposium @ Ryerson Conservation Area
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For ILYB Members and guests only

In conjunction with Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Illinois Young Birders is excited to announce our second annual Young Birder Symposium on Saturday, August 26th. Join us for a day of birding, presentations by young birders and professionals, and art at Brushwood Center located in the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Buy your tickets now!

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Sep
10
Sun
Young Birders – Calumet Area @ Eggers Woods
Sep 10 @ 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:*
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Sep
30
Sat
Carlyle Pelagic @ McDonald's in Carlyle
Sep 30 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

IOS is pleased to announce this year’s Carlyle Lake Pelagic Field Trip to be held, Saturday, September 30th, 2017. This trip includes the popular three-hour pelagic aboard comfortable pontoon boats.

There is a fee associated with this field trip to cover the costs of pontoon rental and gasoline. The fee is $35 for existing IOS members and $55 for non-IOS members.

This field trip is limited to 45 participants with IOS members receiving first priority.

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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:*
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Dec
3
Sun
Clinton Lake CBC
Dec 3 all-day

Contact the compiler to participate.

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Rend Lake CBC
Dec 3 all-day

Please contact the compiler to participate.

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Dec
7
Thu
Deadline – Fall Field Notes
Dec 7 all-day

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

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Dec
13
Wed
Carlyle Lake CBC
Dec 13 2017 – Jan 5 2018 all-day

Date flexible. Please contact the compiler to participate.

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Clinton (IA) CBC
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

Please contact the compiler to participate.

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