St. James Farm, 7:30 am
Due to Project New Leaf construction at Cantigny Park, and the Cantigny Fall Festival, this walk is migrating to nearby St. James Farm! This wonderful 600-acre property, part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is a great birding venue in all seasons. It also has ties to Cantigny: Robert McCormick’s cousin, Chauncey McCormick, once lived at St. James.
Cantigny bird walks are conducted in partnership with the DuPage Birding Club. Beginning birders and kids at least 8 years old (accompanied by an adult) are always welcome. Enjoy the full walk or stay for as long as you wish. A limited number of binoculars are available for those who wish to borrow a pair. Please note that Cantigny walks are sometimes attended by 40 or more birders!
The St. James entrance is on Winfield Road, about a mile south of Cantigny and just north of Butterfield Road. Meet in the main parking lot. Entry is free.
Eastern Bluebird photo courtesy of James Hendricks/Cornell Lab of Ornithology