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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:*
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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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Jun
26
Tue
IOS & Red Hill Birding Panama Tour
Jun 26 – Jul 5 all-day

It is with great excitement that IOS announces an international trip to the tropical forests of Panama!  IOS will be traveling down to Panama June 26th – July 5th, 2018 (Click Here for Itinerary).  IOS is partnering with Josh Engel and his new tour company, Red Hill Birding, for what is going to be a trip that delights birders whether it’s your first trip to the tropics or your tenth.

We will be staying in the Canopy Family’s now famous eco-lodges, the Canopy Tower in the central lowlands, and the Canopy Lodge in the foothills of El Valle de Antón.

A post-trip extension (July 5th – July 11th, 2018) will have us traveling to the Canopy Camp, the Canopy Family’s newest location in the heart of Eastern Panama’s Darién Province!  Here, we will enjoy a new host of birds, including many that are endemic to Panama or the Chocó biological region.  It is at the Canopy Camp where we have the greatest chance of seeing a Harpy Eagle.

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