Free North Pond Nature Sanctuary Bird Walks. Even if you’re not a bird watcher give it a try. You’ll be surprised at the variety of birds around Chicago. It’s a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy nature. The Chicago Ornithological Society (COS) holds bird walks around North Pond on most Wednesdays during the year. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars.
Where: North Pond Nature Sanctuary, 2430 N Cannon Dr. SEE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO MEET BELOW.
When: January 16, February 13, every Wednesday from March 13 to June 12, July 17, every Wednesday from August 14 to November 13, and December 18. Walks start at 7:00am and last about two hours. If you can’t stay for the whole walk, there’s no problem in leaving early.
Where to meet
The group meets near the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the southeast corner of North Pond. Generally, we gather on the casting pier out in the pond, just west of the museum. If you don’t find us there, check the area along the west side of the museum. The group proceeds counterclockwise around the pond from there.
Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago’s Lincoln Park, one of the region’s best places to see birds. Join experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors. Each week may bring a different assortment of birds to view.