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Sat, Mar 16


Des Plaines

Bird Walk

Come out and join us for a bird walk and listen for the birds, and learn to use the Merlin app. Free and open to the public. No reservation required.

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Bird Walk
Bird Walk

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Des Plaines, 1841 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018, USA


About the event

Where: We will meet at the IWLA Des Plaines Chapter house

What we will do: Walk the trails on the property, listen for birds, and learn to use the Merlin birdwatching app from Cornell University.

What to bring: Binoculars, a smartphone, and good walking shoes

What to expect: Who knows, but this should be fun as this is the time of year when birds begin their migration.  We'll have coffee and donuts afterward.

Apps/Handouts to download: 

  1.  Ebird by Cornell Lab of Ornithology (APP)
  2.  Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology (APP)
  3.  All About Birds by Cornell Lab of Ornithology (.PDF)


Bird Academy by Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

This free event is open to the public. 

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