Illinois Important Bird Areas celebration
- If youre a birder you are invited!!
Please join local, state and national community and environmental leaders
to celebrate all the productive work thats being done to conserve bird
habitat in Illinois.
On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 10:00, the City of Chicago, Audubon, and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce the identification and
recognition of 48 Illinois Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Illinois.
The sites are the first in the state to be designated state-level Important
Bird Areas. For more information about the Illinois IBA program, visit
Greg Butcher, Director of Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society
Leslie Sgro, Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources,
David Thomas, Chief, Illinois Natural History Survey,
Marcia Jimenez, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of the Environment
John Rogner, Supervisor, Chicago Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service,
Meet at the Harborside Golf Course at 11001 S. Doty Avenue in Chicago,
Illinois. Field trips to view and photograph birds at various locations in
the Lake Calumet area will follow the announcement.
Photo and video opportunities. Refreshments will be provided
From the North, Northwest and some West communities
Take the Dan Ryan south to the Bishop Ford Expressway. Just past 95th
Street Exit, the Ryan splits. Bishop Ford Expressway signs say I-94 To
Indiana. Exit at 111th Street (Exit 66A) turn left over the Expressway and
left again at the stop sign. Approximately 50 yards down the ramp is a
cutoff to the frontage road. Turn right and then right again (South) on the
frontage road. Entrance to Harborside is approximately 125 yards on the left.
From the South, Southwest, some West communities and Indiana
Take the Bishop Ford Expressway (I-94) to the 115th Street Exit (Exit 66B).
Turn right at the first cutoff, before 115th Street, to the frontage road.
Proceed left (North) on the frontage road to the Harborside entrance 500
yards on the right.