Sunday Morning Birdwalks:
Spring 2021

Sundays, March 28 – May 30th
Frequency TBD
7:30am – 9am
Anita Purves Nature Center and Busey Woods

Meet in the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot at 7:30am. Walks officially last about 1 1/2 hours (though some folks stay later if the birding is good). On alternate weeks, stay tuned for virtual hikes on Facebook Live!

This Spring We:
1. Require Sign-Ups: Please use this form if you fully intend to participate:

2. Are limiting walks to 10 participants. If you decide you are unable to attend, please remove your name from the sign up so someone else can!
3. Require face masks (do not attend if you feel unwell or were potentially exposed)
4. Strict adherence to social distancing and COVID guidelines
**This year we are obviously encouraging people to do things a little differently with COVID-19, however, fortunately, there are no state-imposed limits right now on outdoor activities – limit in person contact and avoid carpooling with others. Meet up at the birding site and practice social distancing and wear face masks. We also unfortunately have to discourage any post count potlucks or gatherings, particularly indoors. Please be smart and be safe to protect our volunteers. **

The Sunday Morning Bird Walks started in the 1940’s. Birders of all skill levels are welcome! We begin every week at the Anita Purves Nature Center parking lot and then decide whether to walk into Crystal Lake Park or Busey Woods. These parks play host to 36 species of warblers every spring as well as large numbers of vireos, thrushes, orioles and tanagers. 

Bird walks are held on Sunday mornings during the spring and fall migration seasons:
March-May & September-October

Want expert tips for identifying birds? Watch these videos by Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

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