Deep within the canyons of skyscrapers, you can explore a bit of urban nature along Chicago’s Riverwalk. Taking a stroll along the Chicago River, you’ll see common birds like Mallard, Ring-billed and Herring Gull, Rock Pigeons, American Robin, European Starling, and House Sparrow. But you may also spot a magnificent Peregrine Falcon on the hunt or the aerial acrobatics of Northern Rough-winged Swallow chasing its next meal of insects or a White-winged Scoter cruising along the water in winter. And one of the benefits of birding along the Riverwalk? You can people watch while also watching the birds!
Join us on a monthly walk along the river every first Friday at 8 AM from July through October. Meet on the riverwalk just east of the bridge at State Street and Wacker Drive.
This is a great walk before work or if you are a beginner birder.
Bring your binoculars if you have them. We’ll have some extras on hand if needed!
Walks will be July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, and October 7th.
Learn more about the Chicago Riverwalk