266. New Schedule of Fall Bird Hikes With Wendy Paulson


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Get out and enjoy the fall migration with Barrington area naturalist and author of our Birds of Barrington series, Wendy Paulson. There are several walks scheduled in the weeks ahead and Wendy offers a wealth of information about the Barrington area bird population.

Wendy leads a series of Barrington area bird hikes each spring and fall Cosponsored by Audubon Chicago Region and Citizens for Conservation. Walks are free and open to the public though spaces are limited and RSVPs are required. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended for these walks and don’t forget your binoculars!

Here is the schedule of upcoming walks….

  • September 14, 7:30 a.m.
    Galloping Hill (park at Penny Road Pond parking lot in Barrington Hills)
  • September 21, 7:30 a.m.
    Beverly Lake (parking lot on north side of Higgins Rd/Rt. 72 west of Sutton Rd)
  • September 28, 8:00 a.m.
    Flint Creek Savanna (park at CFC headquarters at 459 W. Hwy 22)
  • October 5, 8:00 a.m.
    Beese Park (meet at Beese Park, east end of Cornell Ave.)

Check back for possibility of more walks to be scheduled in October &/or November

Please RSVP to: Daniel Jacobson (312) 453-0230, Extension 2002 or djacobson@audubon.org and let them how best to contact you should that be necessary. Before you head out, check the Citizens for Conservation website for last minute changes or cancellations.


Wendy Paulson has lived in Barrington Hills since 1975. She re-established the Nature Lady program in the Barrington 220 school district and St. Anne’s in the late 70s, under the auspices of The Garden Club and Little Garden Club of Barrington. Wendy developed the education program for Citizens for Conservation, initiated and edited its newsletter, and has been an active volunteer with CFC for over 30 years.

Wendy Paulson
Wendy Paulson

During interludes in New York City and Washington, DC, Wendy taught classes about birds in the public schools and is helping to develop a similar program in Chicago public schools with Openlands. She is chairman of The Bobolink Foundation, serves on the board or advisory committee of multiple conservation and bird-related organizations, both domestic and international, and is former chairman of IL and NY chapters of The Nature Conservancy.

Wendy and her husband Hank have two grown children and are avid hikers, cyclists, and kayakers.

Do you have any questions for Wendy about birds you’ve spotted in the Barrington area? If so, Just ask Wendy via the comments box below.

And if you’d like to meet Wendy in person, she

CLICK HERE to explore all of the local bird profiles Wendy has authored in our monthly Birds of Barrington series at 365Barrington.com.


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