Audubon Great Lakes Bird Walk & Habitat Restoration Tour

Friday, May 10 | 09:00 AM CDT

Audubon Great Lakes is organizing a bird walk and habitat restoration tour at Powderhorn Lake where they have just completed a 3-year, 100-acre restoration of wetlands with Forest Preserves of Cook County and other partners. Powderhorn Lake has been identified as the most biodiverse area within the City of Chicago, and it contains rare habitats like dune and swale and hemimarsh, which attract a wide diversity of secretive marsh bird species like Pied-billed Grebe and Sora and migratory landbirds like warblers and thrushes.

The Audubon Great Lakes welcomes all to a Bird Walk & Habitat Restoration Tour at Powderhorn Lake in Burnham, IL on May 10 at 9am CT.

The experts that will be leading the walk include:

Daniel Suarez, Senior Conservation Manager, Audubon Great Lakes

Stephanie Beilke, Senior Manager, Conservation Science, Audubon Great Lakes

Steve Silic, Fisheries Biologist, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Troy Showerman, Resource Project Manager, Forest Preserves of Cook County

A great article with more information about the Powderhorn Lake project is online here.

Please bring your own binoculars or a scope if you have them. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes as we will be walking along trails with uneven ground. Rain or shine.