Spring Bird Walk 2015
The annual Spring Bird Walk at Indian Boundary Park will step off at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 26, and birders are expecting to see new species making their debut in the park.
Last spring, 30 bird walkers under the informed direction of Dave Willard of the Chicago Audubon spotted American Kestrel, Barn swallow, Great Egret, Herring Gull and Solitary Sandpiper -- each species making its first sighting to the park.
In all, the bird walkers on the hour-long, half-mile walk spotted more than five-dozen birds from 22 species -- a census that Dave said was relatively small for April in Indian Boundary.
Leta Dally, president of the Advisory Council, which sponsors the twice-yearly bird walks, said, “I am confident that winter finally will have departed, and Indian Boundary Park will be well into spring blossoming. And don’t forget to bring binoculars.”
After the walk, birders and Dave will enjoy fresh-baked and store-bought goodies and warm drinks in the Cultural Center, where the discussion will be continued.
The Spring Bird Walk is free of charge, but participants will be asked to make a tax-deductible donation to the Advisory Council, a charitable organization affiliated with Friends of the Park.