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19 Jul: @ 23:39:08 Fwd: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 23:00:35 Re: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers [Chuck Berman cberman129@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 19:28:34 IBET Dunes Closure At Montrose [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 18:35:38 Re: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 18:27:59 Re: IBET Re: Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings ) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 18:24:58 IBET Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings ) [Mike King mike.j.king97@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 18:18:26 IBET Re: Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings ) [Dale Bowman outdoordb@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 18:00:03 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) [Leslie Borns cakile@att.net [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 17:31:35 IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers [Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 17:22:44 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) ['Renalynn48 .' rlslynn@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 13:44:17 IBET Byard trailcam cardinals [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 12:52:03 IBET Three's A Crowd At Montrose Beach-Piping Plovers Friday 7-19-19 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
19 Jul: @ 07:53:11 IBET Byard Carolina wrens [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 21:28:20 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) ['M.Bernat' mbernat@fastmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 19:53:40 IBET Piping Plover video day 2, and update on today [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 18:23:22 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) [Laurel Ross LROSS@FIELDMUSEUM.ORG [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 16:48:10 IBET Viewing Rails at Air Station Prairie [John Leonard leonard@uic.edu [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 16:12:53 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) [Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 15:12:59 IBET Rain Out At Chicago Botanic Garden & Air Station Prairie Thursday 7-18-19 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 14:24:23 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 13:47:41 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings) [Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast.net [ILbirds]]
18 Jul: @ 11:52:04 Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? [David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 23:47:00 IBET king rail question, no sighting [Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 22:00:04 Re: IBET Monty and Rose have good news to share! [lorra rudman lorrarudman@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 21:55:04 IBET Monty and Rose have good news to share! [Tamima Itani tamimaitani@hotmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 20:35:01 Re: IBET: FIVE Winnebago Co Gallinules [Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 17:32:31 Re: IBET: FIVE Winnebago Co Gallinules [Craig tnemec1@ameritech.net [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 15:53:16 IBET Orland Grasslands (North) Wed 7-17-19 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 11:32:49 IBET: Winnebago Co Gallinules [Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 08:12:17 IBET Byard RT [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
17 Jul: @ 05:32:58 IBET Lake County Nighthawks [beau schaefer beauschaefer@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 18:30:25 IBET Wood Dale Reservoir, Techny Basin, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Tuesday 7-16-19 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 12:35:56 IBET: Avocets in Winnebago County [Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 10:41:45 IBET Does Mamby have a permit? [Fran M franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 09:41:27 IBET Registration for the revised IOS August Shorebirding [Tyler Funk fftfunk@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 09:30:59 Re: IBET Re: Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hu [Dan Lory dlory54@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 07:44:17 IBET Northern Parula: Fabyan Forest Preserve [Christopher Cudworth cudworthfix@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 07:09:24 IBET Re: Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hu [Judy Pollock jpbobolink@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 06:32:10 IBET Re: Kickstarter to find $5000 for Piping Plover video documentary [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
16 Jul: @ 00:07:40 IBET new bird videos [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 17:25:58 IBET Techny basin cook co [Jeff Bilsky jbilsky@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 15:20:53 IBET McHenry County-Vander Karr Road Flooded Field Monday 7-15-19 [Al Stokie alstokie99@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 11:27:32 IBET Campaign to fund documentary about Monty & Rose and the birds of Montrose [bobdolgan@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 09:24:17 IBET By RT [John Baxter XXJB7Z@AOL.COM [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 07:31:17 IBET more bird videos [robirdman robirdman@theearlybirder.com [ILbirds]]
15 Jul: @ 06:17:07 Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally [lorra rudman lorrarudman@gmail.com [ILbirds]]
14 Jul: @ 22:45:18 Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally [Michael Trinchitella miketrinchitella@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
14 Jul: @ 22:40:58 Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally [Michael Trinchitella miketrinchitella@yahoo.com [ILbirds]]
14 Jul: @ 20:49:24 IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally ['M.Bernat' mbernat@fastmail.com [ILbirds]]
14 Jul: @ 20:15:20 IBET Fwd: Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Hitch Rides On Australian Gulls [Rhetta Jack lotorwin4me@gmail.com [ILbirds]]





Subject: Fwd: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 23:39 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi Chuck,
Thanks for the correction/clarification. I wastrying to voice my support for all photographers and really the arts in general ˜
Suzanne ColemanCook co.



On Jul 19, 2019, at 11:00 PM, Chuck Berman cberman129@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
























As a former Tribune photographer, I was part of the reduction over the years of the photo staff (after nearly 37 years) but besides the shrinking of the newspaper, the Tribune has always used pictures well. The actual downsizing of staff and use of pictures mentioned was at the Sun-Times which notoriously let the entire shooting photographers go.Just the journalist in me responding.CheersChuck BermanOak ParkHappily retired
On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 6:35 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























Thanks, saw this the other day and started reading it. They did a very nice and thorough job, including a photographer who captured important moments. That is nice to see as they had previously downsized photography which is an essential part of the news experience in my opinion.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.









On Fri Jul 19 2019 17:31:40 GMT-0500 (CDT), Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

















Dear Ilberders,The Chicago Tribune just published this lengthy feature article on its website and it will also be in Sunday's print edition. The reporter visited Montrose and many other Midwest locations involved in the Great Lakes recovery program.Lesliecakile@att..netChicago/Cookhttps://www.chicagotribune.com...























































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Subject: Re: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 23:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
As a former Tribune photographer, I was part of the reduction over the years of the photo staff (after nearly 37 years) but besides the shrinking of the newspaper, the Tribune has always used pictures well. The actual downsizing of staff and use of pictures mentioned was at the Sun-Times which notoriously let the entire shooting photographers go.Just the journalist in me responding.CheersChuck BermanOak ParkHappily retired
On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 6:35 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























Thanks, saw this the other day and started reading it. They did a very nice and thorough job, including a photographer who captured important moments. That is nice to see as they had previously downsized photography which is an essential part of the news experience in my opinion.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.









On Fri Jul 19 2019 17:31:40 GMT-0500 (CDT), Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

















Dear Ilberders,The Chicago Tribune just published this lengthy feature article on its website and it will also be in Sunday's print edition. The reporter visited Montrose and many other Midwest locations involved in the Great Lakes recovery program.Lesliecakile@att..netChicago/Cookhttps://www.chicagotribune.com...









































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Subject: IBET Dunes Closure At Montrose
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 19:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

As a followup to what I mentioned about the Dunes being roped off
Leslie Borns, who is in charge of the Dunes area, wants everyone
to know that this Dunes area closure will last for 3 weeks in order to
give the Piping Plovers a
better chance to rear their young without interference from people. So
it won't be too long after all.
I am posting this as Leslie is having trouble posting to IBET.

Al Stokie


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Subject: Re: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 18:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Thanks, saw this the other day and started reading it. They did a very nice and thorough job, including a photographer who captured important moments. That is nice to see as they had previously downsized photography which is an essential part of the news experience in my opinion.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


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Dear Ilberders,
The Chicago Tribune just published this lengthy feature article on its website and it will also be in Sunday's print edition. The reporter visited Montrose and many other Midwest locations involved in the Great Lakes recovery program.

Lesliecakile@att..net
Chicago/Cook

https://www.chicagotribune.com...



Subject: Re: IBET Re: Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings )
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 18:27 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
The best news I've had all week! Woo hoo! 

Apparently we are "animal rights activists!" lol. I just think we're people who care.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


On Fri Jul 19 2019 18:18:30 GMT-0500 (CDT), Dale Bowman outdoordb@sbcglobal.net [ILbirds] wrote:



Sun-Times posted this story on the cancellation.
Mamby on the Beach canceled as endangered birds hatch on Montrose Beach

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Subject: IBET Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings )
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 18:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Great news friends!

I just read an official statement from Mamby on the Beach confirming that the concert has been cancelled due to flooding and the nesting plovers! This goes to show how important it is for nature-lovers to stand together to protect the wildlife we love so dearly. Congratulations to all of you who have worked so tirelessly to ensure that Monty, Rose, and their three newborn chicks have the best possible chance at surviving!

Mike King
Kankakee County

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Subject: IBET Re: Mamby cancelled! ( no sightings )
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 18:18 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Sun-Times posted this story on the cancellation.
Mamby on the Beach canceled as endangered birds hatch on Montrose Beach

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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 18:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
That's correct. The Chicago Tribune is coming out with a story tonight.
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I just got a message from NBC5 saying that Mamby on the beach was abruptly cancelledOn Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 9:28 PM 'M.Bernat' mbernat@fastmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
























Is this news about the concert permit from today or from the park district board meeting earlier this month? It's a Chicago Tribune article dated today at 5:59 p.m.https://apple.news/AVrrUSCXZT8... BernatSouth Cook County--

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Laurel Ross LROSS AT FIELDMUSEUM.ORG [ILbirds] wrote:



Letters to the mayor are a good idealaurelOn Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 4:12 PM Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com wrote: Dear Pat and IBET,I'm forwarding below my recent dune stewardship workday announcement/action alert with a list of public officials you can write to re. Mamby. Your voices make a difference so please join the chorus of opposition asap!Thank you,Leslie (Montrose Beach Dunes Site Steward)It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.•Charles Dickens {1812 “ 1970},A Tale of Two CitiesDear Volunteers and Friends of Montrose Beach Dunes,Lately Montrose reminds me of Dickens..Spring was the best of times when the historic nesting of two endangered Piping Plovers filled us with hope and possibility. Then it was the worst of times, when we learned with shock that the Chicago Park District (CPD) had secretly planned to hold a 2-day, 50,000 spectator mega-concert right on the beach. A national media blitz ensued and there have been more stories about the controversy than I can mention.. National Audubon did a nice overview, the Chicago Sun-Times did an editorial standing with the Piping Plovers, and most recently, the online newspaper Block Club Chicago covered the 7/10/19 Chicago Park District Board Meeting which will bring you up to date (see links below).Despite public outrage, a 6,500+ signature opposition petition signed by most of the environmental and conservation groups in the Chicago region and several out of state, and increasingly negative press, the Park District seems intent on holding the Mamby event at Montrose.Recently an alternate location a little north of Wilson Avenue and east of Weiss Hospital was proposed, but we believe the intention is still to hold the concert at or near Montrose Beach if the Piping Plover chicks have dispersed by then (August 23-24) and if water levels allow.Petition (this was presented to the Chicago Park District Board on 7/10):https://works.audubon.org/peti... Audubon story on the plovers:https://www.audubon.org/news/p... 190700_fb_ad_fof&fbclid=IwAR0RPTyAGOtYV93WxW74GNxjIAFDLAtXUwn1eMS27LjWl6MXLUgp6hLU_T4Sun-Times editorial:https://chicago.suntimes.com/2... Club Chicago article:https://blockclubchicago.org/2... all know we™ve dealt with many ill-advised huge special events and concessions in past years, the Wave Park, the Inflatable Water Park, expansion of the boat and restaurant concessions at the Montrose Beach House that blocked public access, but Mamby on the Beach is different. The way this event has been handled by the Chicago Park District, the lack of transparency, the institutional amnesia of the size/types of special events that are appropriate for the Montrose Recreational Area (MRA) and its stakeholders and the communities surrounding it, the complete disregard for the City™s most precious, high quality natural resources, all combine to create the hot mess we are in now.Worst, the positive, trusting, good faith working relationship we have enjoyed with the Chicago Park District for decades has been broken.I truly hope it can be repaired.Even if endangered Piping Plovers were not nesting for the first time on Montrose Beach, Mamby has no business being sited there or anywhere near the MRA.This type of mega-event belongs at Northerly Island, which was constructed specifically for large concerts and which we understand is not booked on August 23-24.. Those pushing Mambycontinue to completely ignore the suggestion.It's time to let your public officials know LOUD AND CLEAR what you think about Mamby-at-Montrose.Please send your letters and messages as soon as possible to the officials listed below. In particular,Mses. Azimi and Zilinski of CPD have taken ownership of this event.Juliet Azimi, Chief Operating Officer “Juliet.Azimi@chicagoparkdistrict.comDana Zilinski, Director of Revenue -Dana.Zilinski@chicagoparkdistrict.comDennis Meunier, Assistant Director of Revenue -Dennis.Meunier@chicagoparkdistrict..comMike Kelly, General Superintendent “Michael.Kelly@chicagoparkdistrict..comChief Operating Officer, Patrick Levar -patrick.levar@chicagoparkdistrict.comAvis LaVelle, President, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners “Avis.LaVelle@chicagoparkdistrict.comJames Cappelman, 46th Ward Alderman -James@james46.orgMonique Curet -Monique@james46.orgLori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago -lori.lightfoot@cityofchicago.orgOn Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote: I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.Suzanne ColemanCook co.On Jul 18, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast..net [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com> wrote: Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere....In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.Lori, are you listening?Pat DurkinChicagoOn Jul 18, 2019, at 11:50 AM, David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.David HowlettLakeviewOn Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:53:05 AM CDT, Fran M franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?Thanks,Fran MorelEvanston









































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Subject: IBET Chicago Tribune article on Great Lakes Piping Plovers
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 17:31 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear Ilberders,
The Chicago Tribune just published this lengthy feature article on its website and it will also be in Sunday's print edition. The reporter visited Montrose and many other Midwest locations involved in the Great Lakes recovery program.

Lesliecakile@att.net
Chicago/Cook

https://www.chicagotribune.com...









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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 17:22 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I just got a message from NBC5 saying that Mamby on the beach was abruptly cancelled
On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 9:28 PM 'M.Bernat' mbernat@fastmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

























Is this news about the concert permit from today or from the park district board meeting earlier this month? It's a Chicago Tribune article dated today at 5:59 p.m.

https://apple.news/AVrrUSCXZT8...

Mary Bernat
South Cook County

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On Thu, Jul 18, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Laurel Ross LROSS AT FIELDMUSEUM.ORG [ILbirds] wrote:






Letters to the mayor are a good idea

laurel

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 4:12 PM Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com wrote:



Dear Pat and IBET,

I'm forwarding below my recent dune stewardship workday announcement/action alert with a list of public officials you can write to re. Mamby. Your voices make a difference so please join the chorus of opposition asap!

Thank you,

Leslie (Montrose Beach Dunes Site Steward)



It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
•Charles Dickens {1812 “ 1970},A Tale of Two Cities

Dear Volunteers and Friends of Montrose Beach Dunes,
Lately Montrose reminds me of Dickens..Spring was the best of times when the historic nesting of two endangered Piping Plovers filled us with hope and possibility. Then it was the worst of times, when we learned with shock that the Chicago Park District (CPD) had secretly planned to hold a 2-day, 50,000 spectator mega-concert right on the beach. A national media blitz ensued and there have been more stories about the controversy than I can mention.. National Audubon did a nice overview, the Chicago Sun-Times did an editorial standing with the Piping Plovers, and most recently, the online newspaper Block Club Chicago covered the 7/10/19 Chicago Park District Board Meeting which will bring you up to date (see links below).
Despite public outrage, a 6,500+ signature opposition petition signed by most of the environmental and conservation groups in the Chicago region and several out of state, and increasingly negative press, the Park District seems intent on holding the Mamby event at Montrose.Recently an alternate location a little north of Wilson Avenue and east of Weiss Hospital was proposed, but we believe the intention is still to hold the concert at or near Montrose Beach if the Piping Plover chicks have dispersed by then (August 23-24) and if water levels allow.

Petition (this was presented to the Chicago Park District Board on 7/10):
https://works.audubon.org/peti...

National Audubon story on the plovers:
https://www.audubon.org/news/p... 190700_fb_ad_fof&fbclid=IwAR0RPTyAGOtYV93WxW74GNxjIAFDLAtXUwn1eMS27LjWl6MXLUgp6hLU_T4

Sun-Times editorial:
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2...

Block Club Chicago article:
https://blockclubchicago.org/2...

You all know we™ve dealt with many ill-advised huge special events and concessions in past years, the Wave Park, the Inflatable Water Park, expansion of the boat and restaurant concessions at the Montrose Beach House that blocked public access, but Mamby on the Beach is different. The way this event has been handled by the Chicago Park District, the lack of transparency, the institutional amnesia of the size/types of special events that are appropriate for the Montrose Recreational Area (MRA) and its stakeholders and the communities surrounding it, the complete disregard for the City™s most precious, high quality natural resources, all combine to create the hot mess we are in now.Worst, the positive, trusting, good faith working relationship we have enjoyed with the Chicago Park District for decades has been broken.I truly hope it can be repaired.
Even if endangered Piping Plovers were not nesting for the first time on Montrose Beach, Mamby has no business being sited there or anywhere near the MRA.This type of mega-event belongs at Northerly Island, which was constructed specifically for large concerts and which we understand is not booked on August 23-24. Those pushing Mambycontinue to completely ignore the suggestion.
It's time to let your public officials know LOUD AND CLEAR what you think about Mamby-at-Montrose.Please send your letters and messages as soon as possible to the officials listed below. In particular,Mses. Azimi and Zilinski of CPD have taken ownership of this event.
Juliet Azimi, Chief Operating Officer “Juliet.Azimi@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Dana Zilinski, Director of Revenue -Dana.Zilinski@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Dennis Meunier, Assistant Director of Revenue -Dennis.Meunier@chicagoparkdistrict..com
Mike Kelly, General Superintendent “Michael.Kelly@chicagoparkdistrict..com
Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Levar -patrick.levar@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Avis LaVelle, President, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners “Avis.LaVelle@chicagoparkdistrict.com
James Cappelman, 46th Ward Alderman -James@james46.org
Monique Curet -Monique@james46.org
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago -lori.lightfoot@cityofchicago.org

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


On Jul 18, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast.net [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com> wrote:




Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.

Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?

It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.

Lori, are you listening?

Pat Durkin
Chicago

On Jul 18, 2019, at 11:50 AM, David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:53:05 AM CDT, Fran M franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.

Can someone speak to this that knows the process:
Do they NEED a permit?
Who ISSUES the permit?
Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?

Thanks,

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Subject: IBET Byard trailcam cardinals
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 13:44 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,Hot day for birds, shade comes in handy.Bourbonnais, ILJohn



Subject: IBET Three's A Crowd At Montrose Beach-Piping Plovers Friday 7-19-19
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 12:52 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Like many folks I went to Montrose to see the baby Piping Plovers
today. At 1st only 1 adult, then both adults & then finally 1, 2 & 3
bundles of fluff, the 3 baby Plovers. The 3 babies stayed pretty much
in the area of the nest venturing out on the sandy beach near the nest
box but running back into the grasses. About 1 hour later in flew a
3rd adult Piping Plover which immediately was attacked & chased away
by Rose & Monty. It stayed away from our pair of adults after that but
did not leave entirely. As long as it was feeding away from the family
group all was o.k.

Best bird present today was 1 AVOCET which fed mainly in the Lake
Montrose Fluddle but earlier fed along the edge of the protected beach
area. Other shorebirds were Semipalmated Plover (1),
Killdeer (7), Spotted Sandpiper (4), Least Sandpiper (2) &
Semipalmated Sandpiper (1). Mike C also saw 1 Short Billed Dowitcher
which was the bird I really wanted to see today but it flew off before
Mike could find me to say it was there. I hope to eventually see a
Dowitcher locally.

Also present were about 75 Ring Billed, 2 Herring Gulls & 5 Caspian
Terns. A few Cormorants & 2 Great Blue Herons flew by & Fran M saw a
Night Heron also fly by. The Swallows I noticed were Bank, Rough
Winged & Barn & 1 Purple Martin.

WARNING!

All entrances to the Dune Area are now roped off & there's no
admittance so if you wanted to view all the nice Summer wildflowers in
the Dunes you are out of luck. This to provide the baby Piping Plovers
with more area to not be bothered. I imagine as soon as the little
Plovers can fly the Dune area will be opened again but I don't really
know what the plan is.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the cooperative Avocet & Runners-Up to all the
Piping Plovers.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Byard Carolina wrens
Date: Fri Jul 19 2019 7:53 am
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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 21:28 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Is this news about the concert permit from today or from the park district board meeting earlier this month? It's a Chicago Tribune article dated today at 5:59 p.m.

https://apple.news/AVrrUSCXZT8...

Mary Bernat
South Cook County

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On Thu, Jul 18, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Laurel Ross LROSS AT FIELDMUSEUM.ORG [ILbirds] wrote:


Letters to the mayor are a good idea

laurel

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Dear Pat and IBET,

I'm forwarding below my recent dune stewardship workday announcement/action alert with a list of public officials you can write to re. Mamby. Your voices make a difference so please join the chorus of opposition asap!

Thank you,

Leslie (Montrose Beach Dunes Site Steward)



It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
•Charles Dickens {1812 “ 1970},A Tale of Two Cities

Dear Volunteers and Friends of Montrose Beach Dunes,
Lately Montrose reminds me of Dickens..Spring was the best of times when the historic nesting of two endangered Piping Plovers filled us with hope and possibility. Then it was the worst of times, when we learned with shock that the Chicago Park District (CPD) had secretly planned to hold a 2-day, 50,000 spectator mega-concert right on the beach. A national media blitz ensued and there have been more stories about the controversy than I can mention.. National Audubon did a nice overview, the Chicago Sun-Times did an editorial standing with the Piping Plovers, and most recently, the online newspaper Block Club Chicago covered the 7/10/19 Chicago Park District Board Meeting which will bring you up to date (see links below).
Despite public outrage, a 6,500+ signature opposition petition signed by most of the environmental and conservation groups in the Chicago region and several out of state, and increasingly negative press, the Park District seems intent on holding the Mamby event at Montrose.Recently an alternate location a little north of Wilson Avenue and east of Weiss Hospital was proposed, but we believe the intention is still to hold the concert at or near Montrose Beach if the Piping Plover chicks have dispersed by then (August 23-24) and if water levels allow.

Petition (this was presented to the Chicago Park District Board on 7/10):
https://works.audubon.org/peti...

National Audubon story on the plovers:
https://www.audubon.org/news/p... 190700_fb_ad_fof&fbclid=IwAR0RPTyAGOtYV93WxW74GNxjIAFDLAtXUwn1eMS27LjWl6MXLUgp6hLU_T4

Sun-Times editorial:
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2...

Block Club Chicago article:
https://blockclubchicago.org/2...

You all know we™ve dealt with many ill-advised huge special events and concessions in past years, the Wave Park, the Inflatable Water Park, expansion of the boat and restaurant concessions at the Montrose Beach House that blocked public access, but Mamby on the Beach is different. The way this event has been handled by the Chicago Park District, the lack of transparency, the institutional amnesia of the size/types of special events that are appropriate for the Montrose Recreational Area (MRA) and its stakeholders and the communities surrounding it, the complete disregard for the City™s most precious, high quality natural resources, all combine to create the hot mess we are in now.Worst, the positive, trusting, good faith working relationship we have enjoyed with the Chicago Park District for decades has been broken.I truly hope it can be repaired.
Even if endangered Piping Plovers were not nesting for the first time on Montrose Beach, Mamby has no business being sited there or anywhere near the MRA.This type of mega-event belongs at Northerly Island, which was constructed specifically for large concerts and which we understand is not booked on August 23-24. Those pushing Mambycontinue to completely ignore the suggestion.
It's time to let your public officials know LOUD AND CLEAR what you think about Mamby-at-Montrose.Please send your letters and messages as soon as possible to the officials listed below. In particular,Mses. Azimi and Zilinski of CPD have taken ownership of this event.
Juliet Azimi, Chief Operating Officer “Juliet.Azimi@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Dana Zilinski, Director of Revenue -Dana.Zilinski@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Dennis Meunier, Assistant Director of Revenue -Dennis.Meunier@chicagoparkdistrict..com
Mike Kelly, General Superintendent “Michael.Kelly@chicagoparkdistrict..com
Chief Operating Officer, Patrick Levar -patrick.levar@chicagoparkdistrict.com
Avis LaVelle, President, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners “Avis.LaVelle@chicagoparkdistrict.com
James Cappelman, 46th Ward Alderman -James@james46.org
Monique Curet -Monique@james46.org
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago -lori.lightfoot@cityofchicago.org

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.

Suzanne Coleman
Cook co.


On Jul 18, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast.net [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com> wrote:




Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.

Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?

It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.

Lori, are you listening?

Pat Durkin
Chicago

On Jul 18, 2019, at 11:50 AM, David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:53:05 AM CDT, Fran M franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.

Can someone speak to this that knows the process:
Do they NEED a permit?
Who ISSUES the permit?
Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?

Thanks,

Fran Morel
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Subject: IBET Piping Plover video day 2, and update on today
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 19:53 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Moved a lot of backlog to the stage preparatory for processing and
compiled a video from my 2nd day of observing these (June 5). 4 hours
to reduce 37 clips to under 15'. Courting, mating, digging and sitting
on nest, exchanges.

https://youtu.be/65iC5qeLixQ

I went to observe the Plovers today, and saw 2 chicks. Then when
parents were off the nest, I saw an egg wobble. I wasn't sure if one of
the chicks pushed it, but I didn't think so. I kept watching and may
have had the video on, when I saw a new chick there. It will be some
time before I get that current in processing.

Rob Curtis

www.theearlybirder



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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 18:23 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Letters to the mayor are a good idea

laurel
On Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 4:12 PM Matthew Igleski matt.igleski@gmail.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com wrote:


























Dear Pat and IBET,
I'm forwarding below my recent dune stewardship workday announcement/action alert with a list of public officials you can write to re. Mamby. Your voices make a difference so please join the chorus of opposition asap!

Thank you,
Leslie (Montrose Beach Dunes Site Steward)It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.•Charles Dickens {1812 “ 1970},A Tale of Two CitiesDear Volunteers and Friends of Montrose Beach Dunes,Lately Montrose reminds me of Dickens..Spring was the best of times when the historic nesting of two endangered Piping Plovers filled us with hope and possibility. Then it was the worst of times, when we learned with shock that the Chicago Park District (CPD) had secretly planned to hold a 2-day, 50,000 spectator mega-concert right on the beach. A national media blitz ensued and there have been more stories about the controversy than I can mention. National Audubon did a nice overview, the Chicago Sun-Times did an editorial standing with the Piping Plovers, and most recently, the online newspaper Block Club Chicago covered the 7/10/19 Chicago Park District Board Meeting which will bring you up to date (see links below).Despite public outrage, a 6,500+ signature opposition petition signed by most of the environmental and conservation groups in the Chicago region and several out of state, and increasingly negative press, the Park District seems intent on holding the Mamby event at Montrose.Recently an alternate location a little north of Wilson Avenue and east of Weiss Hospital was proposed, but we believe the intention is still to hold the concert at or near Montrose Beach if the Piping Plover chicks have dispersed by then (August 23-24) and if water levels allow.Petition (this was presented to the Chicago Park District Board on 7/10):https://works.audubon.org/peti... Audubon story on the plovers:https://www.audubon.org/news/p... 190700_fb_ad_fof&fbclid=IwAR0RPTyAGOtYV93WxW74GNxjIAFDLAtXUwn1eMS27LjWl6MXLUgp6hLU_T4Sun-Times editorial:https://chicago.suntimes.com/2... Club Chicago article:https://blockclubchicago.org/2... all know we™ve dealt with many ill-advised huge special events and concessions in past years, the Wave Park, the Inflatable Water Park, expansion of the boat and restaurant concessions at the Montrose Beach House that blocked public access, but Mamby on the Beach is different. The way this event has been handled by the Chicago Park District, the lack of transparency, the institutional amnesia of the size/types of special events that are appropriate for the Montrose Recreational Area (MRA) and its stakeholders and the communities surrounding it, the complete disregard for the City™s most precious, high quality natural resources, all combine to create the hot mess we are in now.Worst, the positive, trusting, good faith working relationship we have enjoyed with the Chicago Park District for decades has been broken.I truly hope it can be repaired.Even if endangered Piping Plovers were not nesting for the first time on Montrose Beach, Mamby has no business being sited there or anywhere near the MRA.This type of mega-event belongs at Northerly Island, which was constructed specifically for large concerts and which we understand is not booked on August 23-24. Those pushing Mambycontinue to completely ignore the suggestion.It's time to let your public officials know LOUD AND CLEAR what you think about Mamby-at-Montrose.Please send your letters and messages as soon as possible to the officials listed below. In particular,Mses. Azimi and Zilinski of CPD have taken ownership of this event.Juliet Azimi, Chief Operating Officer “Juliet.Azimi@chicagoparkdistrict.comDana Zilinski, Director of Revenue -Dana.Zilinski@chicagoparkdistrict.comDennis Meunier, Assistant Director of Revenue -Dennis.Meunier@chicagoparkdistrict.comMike Kelly, General Superintendent “Michael.Kelly@chicagoparkdistrict.comChief Operating Officer, Patrick Levar -patrick.levar@chicagoparkdistrict.comAvis LaVelle, President, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners “Avis.LaVelle@chicagoparkdistrict.comJames Cappelman, 46th Ward Alderman -James@james46.orgMonique Curet -Monique@james46.orgLori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago -lori.lightfoot@cityofchicago.org
On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.

On Jul 18, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast.net [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com> wrote:
























Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.
Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?
It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.
Lori, are you listening?
Pat DurkinChicago
On Jul 18, 2019, at 11:50 AM, David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




















They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
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When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?Thanks,Fran MorelEvanston











































































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Subject: IBET Viewing Rails at Air Station Prairie
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 16:48 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
As expected, the massive rain today has filled the ponds by the visitor center at the Air Station Prairie in Glenview, making viewing the many Virginia Rails and Sora very challenging for now!

Cheers, John P. Leonard 1617 Executive Lane Glenview, IL 60026


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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 16:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear Pat and IBET,
I'm forwarding below my recent dune stewardship workday announcement/action alert with a list of public officials you can write to re. Mamby. Your voices make a difference so please join the chorus of opposition asap!

Thank you,
Leslie (Montrose Beach Dunes Site Steward)It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.•Charles Dickens {1812 “ 1970},A Tale of Two CitiesDear Volunteers and Friends of Montrose Beach Dunes,Lately Montrose reminds me of Dickens.Spring was the best of times when the historic nesting of two endangered Piping Plovers filled us with hope and possibility. Then it was the worst of times, when we learned with shock that the Chicago Park District (CPD) had secretly planned to hold a 2-day, 50,000 spectator mega-concert right on the beach. A national media blitz ensued and there have been more stories about the controversy than I can mention. National Audubon did a nice overview, the Chicago Sun-Times did an editorial standing with the Piping Plovers, and most recently, the online newspaper Block Club Chicago covered the 7/10/19 Chicago Park District Board Meeting which will bring you up to date (see links below).Despite public outrage, a 6,500+ signature opposition petition signed by most of the environmental and conservation groups in the Chicago region and several out of state, and increasingly negative press, the Park District seems intent on holding the Mamby event at Montrose.Recently an alternate location a little north of Wilson Avenue and east of Weiss Hospital was proposed, but we believe the intention is still to hold the concert at or near Montrose Beach if the Piping Plover chicks have dispersed by then (August 23-24) and if water levels allow.Petition (this was presented to the Chicago Park District Board on 7/10):https://works.audubon.org/peti... Audubon story on the plovers:https://www.audubon.org/news/p... 190700_fb_ad_fof&fbclid=IwAR0RPTyAGOtYV93WxW74GNxjIAFDLAtXUwn1eMS27LjWl6MXLUgp6hLU_T4Sun-Times editorial:https://chicago.suntimes.com/2... Club Chicago article:https://blockclubchicago.org/2... all know we™ve dealt with many ill-advised huge special events and concessions in past years, the Wave Park, the Inflatable Water Park, expansion of the boat and restaurant concessions at the Montrose Beach House that blocked public access, but Mamby on the Beach is different. The way this event has been handled by the Chicago Park District, the lack of transparency, the institutional amnesia of the size/types of special events that are appropriate for the Montrose Recreational Area (MRA) and its stakeholders and the communities surrounding it, the complete disregard for the City™s most precious, high quality natural resources, all combine to create the hot mess we are in now.Worst, the positive, trusting, good faith working relationship we have enjoyed with the Chicago Park District for decades has been broken.I truly hope it can be repaired.Even if endangered Piping Plovers were not nesting for the first time on Montrose Beach, Mamby has no business being sited there or anywhere near the MRA.This type of mega-event belongs at Northerly Island, which was constructed specifically for large concerts and which we understand is not booked on August 23-24. Those pushing Mambycontinue to completely ignore the suggestion.It's time to let your public officials know LOUD AND CLEAR what you think about Mamby-at-Montrose.Please send your letters and messages as soon as possible to the officials listed below. In particular,Mses. Azimi and Zilinski of CPD have taken ownership of this event.Juliet Azimi, Chief Operating Officer “Juliet.Azimi@chicagoparkdistrict.comDana Zilinski, Director of Revenue -Dana.Zilinski@chicagoparkdistrict.comDennis Meunier, Assistant Director of Revenue -Dennis.Meunier@chicagoparkdistrict.comMike Kelly, General Superintendent “Michael..Kelly@chicagoparkdistrict.comChief Operating Officer, Patrick Levar -patrick.levar@chicagoparkdistrict.comAvis LaVelle, President, Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners “Avis.LaVelle@chicagoparkdistrict.comJames Cappelman, 46th Ward Alderman -James@james46.orgMonique Curet -Monique@james46.orgLori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago -lori.lightfoot@cityofchicago.org
On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Suzanne Coleman isooz@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


























I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.

On Jul 18, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Pat Durkin pat.durkin@comcast.net [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups..com> wrote:
























Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.
Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?
It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.
Lori, are you listening?
Pat DurkinChicago
On Jul 18, 2019, at 11:50 AM, David Howlett dlmhowlett@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:




















They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
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When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?Thanks,Fran MorelEvanston






















































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Subject: IBET Rain Out At Chicago Botanic Garden & Air Station Prairie Thursday 7-18-19
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 15:12 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

The hourly forecast said the rain would start by 9 to 10 a.m. so I
tried to beat the rain & went to the Botanic Garden at 6:45 a.m.
Walked all the way to the mud flats by Dundee Rd & was there for no
more than 10 min when light rain started with heavier stuff soon to
arrive. Retreated to the Science Center building as the rain was
getting much worse. A worker let me in early as the wind was blowing
the rain right up to the door. Really poured for about 20 min & then
it slowed down so I went back to the mud flats but that was a mistake
as the rain picked up & this time it did not stop.
Had my umbrella but that did not save me as the wind & rain soaked me
pretty well. However, it didn't matter much as in just 30 min of hard
rain almost all the mud flats had disappeared ending my shorebird
search for the day which was too bad as the mud flats looked good
before the rain.
Here's my short list of birds before the deluge:

Chicago Botanic Garden (6:45- 8:30 a.m. but half of that time was
waiting out the rain)

Canada Goose (2), Wood Duck (1-F with 9 young) & Mallard (~15)
Killdeer (14), Solitary (3), Spotted (4), Semipalmated (1) & Least
(12) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (only 1)
Lots of Purple Martins at the one east side Martin house with many
babies sticking their heads out of the box holes. It was raining too
hard to check the west side houses.

Air Station Prairie (9-9:20 a.m.)

Still raining here but that's good news as the water levels are back
to normal at both ponds.
The few shorebirds seen were Killdeer, Spotted & Least Sandpipers. One
female Mallard was with 9 or 10 babies which now can continue to feed
here & not have to go elsewhere.

Nothing close to be considered rare today so Bird-Of-The-Day will go
to all the Purple Martins.
Runner-Up to the lone Semipalmated Sandpiper which for some reason are
hard to find at the
Botanic Garden. All this rain means places like Techny Basin & Techny
North will probably be flooded for a few days so wait a bit.

Al Stokie
Fighting the rain & losing in Cook County today

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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 14:24 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I agree that it seems strange that certain people are allowed to make millions in profits off of public land. Does that mean anyone can apply for a permit? So if every one of us applied for a permit on a different day we could just close the beach to everyone else? Just a thought. I am mainly using exaggeration but something to think about in regards to how things work and why.
Suzanne ColemanCook co.

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Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.
Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?
It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.
Lori, are you listening?
Pat DurkinChicago
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They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
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When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?Thanks,Fran MorelEvanston
































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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit? ( no sightings)
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 13:47 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Can™t one or all of the birding clubs take court action to file an injunction against the Chicago Park District & Mamby to stop this music festival at Montrose? I know there are talks going on somewhere...In Chicago that usually means behind closed doors.
Someone, please tell the us what is going on? What decisions have been made?
It is a real disgrace that the Park District levies the third highest direct taxes in the nation, last time I checked, yet leases out the lakefront to private corporations for profit. The lakefront should have open and free access to the public.
Lori, are you listening?
Pat DurkinChicago
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They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

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Lakeview
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When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?Thanks,Fran MorelEvanston


















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Subject: Re: IBET Does Mamby have a permit?
Date: Thu Jul 18 2019 11:52 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
They may not have a permit, but they do have advertising on CTA buses.

David Howlett
Lakeview
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:53:05 AM CDT, Fran M franmmmk@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:



When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.
Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?
Thanks,
Fran MorelEvanston



Subject: IBET king rail question, no sighting
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 23:47 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hi all,

I was just searching for king rail sightings and noticed that there aren't any recorded this year where there was a bird last year in north central IL (I can't remember the name right now and it never shows up on the maps, big place with a wetland, grasslands, had the sedge wrens and other expected grassland birds). Does anyone know if it/they returned, or if they had any young last year? Thanks. Beautiful species.

Suzanne Coleman
cook co.



Subject: Re: IBET Monty and Rose have good news to share!
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 22:00 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
What a wonderful note.
Thanks for the update, T.
warmly,

Lorra Rudman
Lincolnshire



> On Jul 17, 2019, at 9:54 PM, Tamima Itani tamimaitani@hotmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
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>
> Dear all,
>
> Montrose Beach has one additional Piping Plover tonight, a precious and tiny chick that hatched around 4:30 pm this afternoon. As of 7:30 pm, a mere 3 hrs later, the chick was already taking a little stroll outside the scrape and exploring the inside area of the wire enclosure, much to Monty's chagrin as he was clearly torn between protecting the chick and continuing to sit on the eggs. Rose was around as well but was focusing on making sure the nest surroundings were clear. After a few minutes, the chick went back to the safety of the scrape and of a parent's wings, and was being groomed by the parent on the nest.
>
> We hope everyone interested will have a chance to visit Montrose to see the chicks. The next 24 hrs are critical, with the remaining eggs hopefully all hatching and the chicks finding their way outside the enclosure. The director of the US Fish & Wildlife service for the Chicago area expressed a concern about the potential disturbance of several people taking pictures or filming videos and is asking that everyone wishing to photograph or video the chicks remain behind the wall that separates the walkway from the beach. If you plan on visiting the plovers, please refrain from standing on the sand behind the rope, or in the dunes area above the nest (which will be closed off in part).
>
> Kudos to all the volunteers and entities who have created a safe environment for Monty and Rose over the past few weeks, making today's happy event possible, as improbable as it seemed at times.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tamima Itani
> Evanston, Cook County
>
>
>
>



Subject: IBET Monty and Rose have good news to share!
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 21:55 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Dear all,

Montrose Beach has one additional Piping Plover tonight, a precious and tiny chick that hatched around 4:30 pm this afternoon. As of 7:30 pm, a mere 3 hrs later, the chick was already taking a little stroll outside the scrape and exploring the inside area of the wire enclosure, much to Monty's chagrin as he was clearly torn between protecting the chick and continuing to sit on the eggs. Rose was around as well but was focusing on making sure the nest surroundings were clear. After a few minutes, the chick went back to the safety of the scrape and of a parent's wings, and was being groomed by the parent on the nest.

We hope everyone interested will have a chance to visit Montrose to see the chicks. The next 24 hrs are critical, with the remaining eggs hopefully all hatching and the chicks finding their way outside the enclosure. The director of the US Fish & Wildlife service for the Chicago area expressed a concern about the potential disturbance of several people taking pictures or filming videos and is asking that everyone wishing to photograph or video the chicks remain behind the wall that separates the walkway from the beach.. If you plan on visiting the plovers, please refrain from standing on the sand behind the rope, or in the dunes area above the nest (which will be closed off in part).

Kudos to all the volunteers and entities who have created a safe environment for Monty and Rose over the past few weeks, making today's happy event possible, as improbable as it seemed at times.

Thanks,

Tamima Itani
Evanston, Cook County



Subject: Re: IBET: FIVE Winnebago Co Gallinules
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 20:35 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I haven™t gone through my pics yet, but a link to camera pic is in the checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

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While watching the two Common Gallinules this afternoon, I was startled to see a Black Rail (not) then another (definitely not). Finally a third Common Gallinule chick appeared...

American White Pelicans grew to over 100 while I was there.

Got terrible photos of the chicks, hoping Dan Williams are better.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

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Two Common Gallinules are at Nygren Wetland this morning seen from overlook. Steve Gent found 1st one. 2nd walked out of veg as I looked at #1.

Nygren overlook is W of Rockton on Rockton Rd at intersection with Hansberry Rd. From overlook, scan from 12:00-1:00 direction in area with geese. Mixed shorebirds incl alt plumage SB Dowitcher also in that area, plus 7-8 White Pelicans.

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Subject: Re: IBET: FIVE Winnebago Co Gallinules
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 17:32 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
While watching the two Common Gallinules this afternoon, I was startled to see a Black Rail (not) then another (definitely not).  Finally a third Common Gallinule chick appeared...

American White Pelicans grew to over 100 while I was there.

Got terrible photos of the chicks, hoping Dan Williams are better.

Sent from my cellular device

Craig Taylor

> On Jul 17, 2019, at 11:28 AM, Daniel Williams twotringas@gmail.com [ILbirds] wrote:
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> Two Common Gallinules are at Nygren Wetland this morning seen from overlook. Steve Gent found 1st one. 2nd walked out of veg as I looked at #1.
>
> Nygren overlook is W of Rockton on Rockton Rd at intersection with Hansberry Rd. From overlook, scan from 12:00-1:00 direction in area with geese. Mixed shorebirds incl alt plumage SB Dowitcher also in that area, plus 7-8 White Pelicans.
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Subject: IBET Orland Grasslands (North) Wed 7-17-19
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 15:53 pm
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Hello Bird People,

As I haven't been doing very well with my local shorebird spots I
decided to do yet another Grasslands birding day & I did it at Orland
Grasslands (North Section). Targets were Bell's Vireo at Orland & then
I planned to visit Bartel Grasslands for Sedge Wren. I have had good
luck with both species in the past at those places plus I had
directions form Orland bird monitor Michael McNamee to 3 possible
spots to look for Bell's Vireo. Should be easy right? It was not easy!

Probably waited a bit too late for singing Bell's Vireo & at 2 of the
3 places Michael suggested I heard nothing. At the 3rd spot I thought
I heard a Bell's but the song was brief & when I got closer it stopped
singing altogether. I am fairly sure that's what it was but not the
sort of "sighting" I had in mind. Maybe I'll get another chance
somewhere else? On the other hand I found 2 SEDGE WRENS singing along
the old gravel roadway (at 175th St) about 1/2 way between LaGrange Rd
& 104th St. This area also had 7 singing Henslow's Sparrows of which I
saw 5 of the 7 which is better than I usually do for sightings of that
species. And I didn't have to go to Bartel after all as I had my Sedge
Wrens here so I could waste more time not finding the Bell's Vireos!

Other highlights were 2 adult Red Headed Woodpeckers & a singing,
adult male Orchard Oriole.
So if you've read this far you can skip the day list as you already
know all the highlights.
If not, here's the day list:

Orland Grasslands (North) (7:15-10:45 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (1 & 2 fly-bys)
Mallard (2)
Red Tailed Hawk (1, being closely chased by Red Wings & 1 Eastern Kingbird)
Chimney Swift (2 fly-bys)
Mourning Dove (4)
RED HEADED WOODPECKER (2-AD)
Flicker (2)
Eastern Pewee (H-1)
Eastern Kingbird (4)
Tree Swallow (12)
Chickadee (H-2)
House Wren (H-4)
SEDGE WREN (1 seen & 1 heard only)
Eastern Bluebird (1-M)
Robins (~25, including many young ones)
Gray Catbird (2)
Brown Thrasher (1)
Bell's Vireo (H-1 probable?)
Warbling Vireo (H-1)
Yellow Warbler (H-1)
Common Yellowthroat (5)
Cardinal (H-1)
Indigo Bunting (6)
Dickcissel (6)
Field Sparrow (6)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (7)
Song Sparrow (9)
Red Wings (9) & Grackles (5)
Eastern Meadowlark (5)
(Like last time I found no Bobolinks at the usual spot)
ORCHARD ORIOLE (1-AD-M, singing)
Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (1-PR)

Spent 3 1/2 hours walking & it was 90 degrees when I returned to the
car. Figured I walked
4 miles, enough for an old guy on a hot day.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the Sedge Wrens & Runners-Up to the Red Headed
Woodpeckers, the singing Orchard Oriole & all those Henslow's
Sparrows. No award to the Bell's Vireo which gave a very poor
performance.

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET: Winnebago Co Gallinules
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 11:32 am
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Two Common Gallinules are at Nygren Wetland this morning seen from overlook. Steve Gent found 1st one.  2nd walked out of veg as I looked at #1.

Nygren overlook is W of Rockton on Rockton Rd at intersection with Hansberry Rd. From overlook, scan from 12:00-1:00 direction in area with geese. Mixed shorebirds incl alt plumage SB Dowitcher also in that area, plus 7-8 White Pelicans.

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Subject: IBET Byard RT
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 8:12 am
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,RT in a screen shot, literally. Two chasing here.Chipping sp, Catbirds, C. wren, N cardinal all singing still.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET Lake County Nighthawks
Date: Wed Jul 17 2019 5:32 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Ethan Ellis reported a couple of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS at Hawthorn Mall in the past week, so I thought I would check it out last night. Sure enough around 8:05pm I started hearing the nasal call. It took me a few minutes to find them but right above Dave and Buster™s I had nice looks at a couple of them. This is my first July record of a potential breeding Nighthawk in Lake County. Definitely good news.

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Subject: IBET Wood Dale Reservoir, Techny Basin, Techny North & Air Station Prairie Tuesday 7-16-19
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 18:30 pm
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Hello Bird People,

Started off the day with my former co-worker Al Wege at Wood Dale
Reservoir. It rained lightly for the 1st hour I was there but not
enough to stop us. But it did hold down the bird numbers.
Then I did Techny North & Techny Basin by myself & ended the day at
Air Station Prairie with
John Leonard. Except for all the Rails continuing at Air Station
Prairie I saw very little of any special birds. Because of this I'll
just do highlights.

Wood Dale Reservoir Complex (7-9:15 a.m.)

D.C. Cormorant (1), Great Blue Heron (8) & Great Egret (3)
The only shorebirds were Killdeer (35), Spotted (6), Solitary (1) &
Least (4) Sandpipers
Ring Billed Gull (1) & Caspian Tern (4)

Techny North (10:15-10:50 a.m.)

(Yesterday's Short Billed Dowitchers seen by Jeff B were gone.)
Great Blue Heron (2), Great Egret (1) & Black Crowned Night Heron (1-AD)
Canada Geese, Mallards & Wood Ducks (22)
Same shorebirds as before, Killdeer (26), Solitary (1), Spotted (11) &
Least (12) Sandpipers
Caspian Tern (8)

Techny Basin (11-11:40 a.m.)

Great Blue Heron (1), Great Egret (3) & Green Heron (1)
Again Killdeer (8), Spotted (6), Solitary (5) & Least (1) Sandpipers

Air Station Prairie (11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

Again the big news was all the Rails with 10 Virginia Rails & 11 Sora Rails.
Most of the Rails were in the west pond & most of the Rails were young birds
with 3 tiny chicks with an adult Virginia Rail.
The only shorebirds were Killdeer (12), Solitary (1) & Spotted (4) Sandpipers.

Bird-Of-The-Day to the adult Virginia Rail with the 3 small chicks.
Runners-Up to all the Sora's & the Black Crowned Night Heron.

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Subject: IBET: Avocets in Winnebago County
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 12:35 pm
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Randy Grover found 2 American Avocets in a fluddle in the SW quadrant of the intersection of Meridian & Auburn Rds just West of Rockford.  Best viewing is from Auburn 200 yards W of Meridian.

Still here at 12:10.

Dan Williams
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Subject: IBET Does Mamby have a permit?
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 10:41 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
When this Mamby issue first came up, I thought I read somewhere that Mamby still didn't have a permit to play at Montrose.
Can someone speak to this that knows the process:Do they NEED a permit?Who ISSUES the permit?Do they actually HAVE a permit for this date?
Thanks,
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Subject: IBET Registration for the revised IOS August Shorebirding
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 9:41 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Registration is open for the reformatted August Shorebirding Field Trip to
the Havana Area. It is hard to say what the conditions will be in the
Chautauqua NWF, but Colin Dobson, Tyler D Funk, and a some other die hard
shore-birders will be there on August 17th. Follow the link below to
register for this fun filled Saturday, which includes lunch at the Dixon
Mounds Museum and an excellent presentation on Rallids from Daniel
Goldberg! Daniel is a PhD candidate from the School of Biological Sciences
at Illinois State University.

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Subject: Re: IBET Re: Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hu
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 9:30 am
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Sorry to glom on to your memo, Judy, but well said. It's much more than "Just a momentary intrusion by a couple cute, rare birds," as the Jam people seem to be trying to portray it.. It's a matter of constant attention to creating urban space where there is seating for both concert goers and wildlife whose very existence depends on this. There are plenty of concert venues already. There are not plenty of Montrose Dunes and shoreline.Dan
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The expectation is that the birds will have fledged around the concert date. Also, I™ve heard that there are several alternative plans, and one has the source of music 1000m away, north of Wilson, which I believe is the guideline given by US Fish and Wildlife.


In my view, this means CPD and Jam are betting on the birds not being there... I think we want the opposite - we want to create a welcoming environment for them and for other shorebirds and migrants that use the beach. We want them to be able to use the beach to fatten up for migration. The dunes are such a unique and wonderful feature in an urban area, it would be great if CPD convened stakeholders to develop a policy with guidelines for large events that protects both the many birds that use the beach and the habitat and its character as a refuge.


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Subject: IBET Northern Parula: Fabyan Forest Preserve
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 7:44 am
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Last thursday I had a Northern Parula warbler singing west of the parking lot in the pines on the West Side of the preserve. It was just to the south of the recycling and trash bins. Interesting how their breeding range is both south and north of us, but could not determine in this season whether they had nested.
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Subject: IBET Re: Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hu
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 7:09 am
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The expectation is that the birds will have fledged around the concert date.. Also, I™ve heard that there are several alternative plans, and one has the source of music 1000m away, north of Wilson, which I believe is the guideline given by US Fish and Wildlife.

In my view, this means CPD and Jam are betting on the birds not being there.. I think we want the opposite - we want to create a welcoming environment for them and for other shorebirds and migrants that use the beach. We want them to be able to use the beach to fatten up for migration. The dunes are such a unique and wonderful feature in an urban area, it would be great if CPD convened stakeholders to develop a policy with guidelines for large events that protects both the many birds that use the beach and the habitat and its character as a refuge.

Judy Pollock
Chicago Audubon Society

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Subject: IBET Re: Kickstarter to find $5000 for Piping Plover video documentary
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 6:32 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
I thought, since I think I have some of the best videos of the Piping
Plovers and many other birds at Montrose, that Bob Dolgan might be
interested in what I have, and so sent a sample clip from the first day
of their mating. But after 15 hours, my inquiry did not even merit a
reply. So while extolling volunteers putting in so many hours for
nothing, is the project more about a couple of guys getting a $5000
windfall for their 'time and effort'?

I viewed the clip and for comparison here are some videos of the same
subjects, and since Dolgan didn't bother to respond, anyone can decide
whether best quality of bird videos, or amount of compensation is paramount.

Bank Swallows mesmerizing slow motion https://youtu.be/szcu0vySm-g

Caspian Terns bathing
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o...

Piping Plover https://youtu.be/1GFyPQ0pl0E

Search my youtube channel for more species videos, among the 930 clips
with no compensation for time and effort.

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Subject: IBET new bird videos
Date: Tue Jul 16 2019 0:07 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
From my new archive database

Rob Curtis

Chicago

*Youtube list* species SUBJECT link behavior
Junco hyemalis DARK-EYED JUNCO _https://youtu.be/hF_inlGOG-0_
foraging in snow
Spizella arborea AMERICAN TREE SPARROW _https://youtu.be/SP7WB6kKZTU_
foraging in snow
Passerculus sandwichensis SAVANNAH SPARROW
_https://youtu.be/rZ3y9XjACVk_ foraging
Zonotrichia albicollis WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
_https://youtu.be/n2PQMrNXwE4_ foraging
Tachycineta bicolor TREE SWALLOW _https://youtu.be/V6eDQQA9Vzk_
getting nest material
Quiscalus quiscula COMMON GRACKLE _https://youtu.be/6vPa6Lkmf6M_
building nest



Subject: IBET Techny basin cook co
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 17:25 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
For those willing to brave the hot wind and interested, there are a handful
of short-billed dowitchers (4 so far) at Techny basin North right now



Subject: IBET McHenry County-Vander Karr Road Flooded Field Monday 7-15-19
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 15:20 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Hello Bird People,

Well I had a pretty good day today but it certainly did not start out
that way. Based on an IBET report from Steve H for the 13th & 2 ebird
reports from the 14th of July I decided to try & find the flooded
field on a road called Vander Karr which is east of Rt 47, north of Rt
120 & south of Rt 173. Got there at about 8 a.m. after a drive of 50
miles. I hoped to find a Stilt Sandpiper & some Short Billed
Dowitchers but if not then it sounded like there were at least a lot
of shorebirds to look at.
There were indeed a lot of shorebirds but could not find the 2 target
species even after an hour of looking. Still I saw 9 species of
shorebirds which was better than I had been finding. Then at slightly
after 9 a.m. out walked the STILT SANDPIPER among many Lesser
Yellowlegs. But by 9:30 there still was no sign of the Dowitchers so I
gave up.

I was sitting in my car entering my species in my little field
notebook when another car arrived.
It was John Leonard & I got out to show him where to look for the
Stilt Sandpiper. John set up his scope & aimed at that area & within
just a few min he not only saw the Stilt but also 3 Dowitchers.
So he in 5 min had what it took me over an hour to find plus the
Dowitchers which I didn't find at all.
Since the Dowitchers were in an area where I had looked repeatedly
without seeing them I guess they were farther in the plants & out of
view at 1st as they didn't fly in. Good thing I hadn't left before
John arrived. Here's my list:

Vander Karr Fluddle (8-9:30 a.m.)

P.B.Grebe (1 a young one with face marks but full size)
Wood Duck (7), Mallard (8 plus 1-F with 10 small young)
REDHEAD (1-PR) (When I saw the male I knew I was at the right place)
Turkey Vulture (2 soaring)
Sandhill Crane (3 flew in)
Killdeer (~20)
Greater (2) & Lesser (~35) Yellowlegs
Solitary (4) & Spotted (2) Sandpipers
Semipalmated (1, very gray), Least (8) & Pectoral (3) Sandpipers
STILT SANDPIPER (1)
SHORT BILLED DOWITCHER (3)
WILSON'S SNIPE (1)
Cliff & Barn Swallows
Red Winged Blackbird (1-M) & Grackle (3)
(Didn't see Steve's Yellow Headed Blackbirds)

Stopped at Baker's Lake on the way home & noticed 1 WHITE PELICAN
still hanging around plus on the distant Osprey platform there were an
adult & 2 large young OSPREYS.
The only shorebirds were Killdeer & there were 15 Caspian Terns & 4
Ring Billed Gulls.
Can't forget all the Cormorants & Great Egrets as well.

I suppose the Stilt Sandpiper was the best bird but Bird-Of-The-Day
will be a tie between the Stilt Sandpiper & the 3 Short Billed
Dowitchers. Runners-Up to the Pelican, the Ospreys &
the Sandhill Cranes.
Birder-Of-The-Day to John Leonard for finding the Dowitchers after I
had given up.
Thanks John!

Al Stokie
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Subject: IBET Campaign to fund documentary about Monty & Rose and the birds of Montrose
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 11:27 am
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Dear IBETers:



It's Day 42 of Plover Watch in Chicago and I'm pleased to introduce a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to create a documentary about Monty and Rose, the endangered piping plovers nesting at Montrose Beach Dunes. Monty and Rose have captured the imagination of wildlife enthusiasts and drawn an outpouring of volunteer support. The goal with the documentary is to create something lasting for the birds of Montrose, where more species have been seen than at any other site in Illinois.


Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that enables creators to find the resources and support to turn their ideas into a reality. In early June, I enlisted a nature videographer to begin filming Monty and Rose when they started exhibiting nesting behavior. You may remember their first nest before a big storm with gale-force winds came in and washed it out. We recorded one interview, with Chicago Ornithological Society President Carl Giometti, before pausing on filming to determine next steps (here is a link to our clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?... The entire film, a short documentary, could still happen if we were to receive enough funding to cover additional video and editing costs. Kickstarter, though, only enables a project to go through if it reaches its funding goal. In our case that is $5,000 by Aug. 5, 2019. Some funding may come in organically, but the fact is that a groundswell of support from Illinois birders might be the only way to make this happen. The hope is that very soon we will be able to document the first piping plover chicks in Chicago in at least 64 years! You can support the Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/2LgCC1u http://kck.st/2LgCC1u.


Kudos to the three amazing organizers of the Plover Watch volunteer effort here, Carl Giometti, Matt Igleski and Tamima Itani. A note about me: I am a storyteller and marketer and have many years of experience working on campaigns and multi-channel efforts in Chicago's nonprofit sector. I also just launched my own consulting business, Turnstone Strategies, focused on environmental issues including climate change, land and water conservation and sustainability. I am a Board Member of Chicago Ornithological Society, though the Monty & Rose project is an undertaking of my own, and I am a Plover Watch volunteer.


Thank you and have a wonderful week, Bob Dolgan
Chicago
Cook County



Subject: IBET By RT
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 9:24 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/... friends,RT here, maybe 2 or more. Loves the Trumpet vine and sugar water. Sprayed with hose.4 or more catbirds here this morning. At least 2 C. wrens.JohnBourbonnais, IL



Subject: IBET more bird videos
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 7:31 am
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Gnatcatcher foraging https://youtu.be/9ErGFHCwKGU

Scarlet Tanager https://youtu.be/m4QJ8PfxYn0

Swamp Sparrow foraging https://youtu.be/1-05IOJPtMg

Baltimore Oriole various individuals feeding, bathing
https://youtu.be/f6e0OjSARtQ

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Subject: Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally
Date: Mon Jul 15 2019 6:17 am
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Dear Judy P, Jill N, Cary S, Mary B, et allFor our peace-of-mind-for-now, if the concert DOES remain,my understanding is the PP chicks will have fledged by the concert date.Is that so?Thanks,Lorra RudmanLincolnshire

On Jul 14, 2019, at 10:40 PM, Michael Trinchitella miketrinchitella@yahoo.com [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:Sent from Yahoo Mail on AndroidOn Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:39 PM, Michael Trinchitella<miketrinchitella@yahoo.com> wrote:Thank you Mary! Very well said.Don't have the links (Audubon?) but I have read of beaches in Massachusetts and New Jersey bring shut down to concerts for the ENTIRE summer. Why not here.This morning at about 5:30 three individuals stopped outside the rope line in front of a sign and then began to step through the line before I hollered at them. ( I was a good distance away)." We didn't see a sign"..Sent from Yahoo Mail on AndroidOn Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 8:39 PM, 'M..Bernat' mbernat@fastmail.com [ILbirds]<ILbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:(1) Thank you to Judy Pollock of CAS, Jill Niland of COS and Cary Shepard of the Illinois Environmental Council for their advocacy of Montrose Beach and the piping plover nest before the park district board last week. As they said, the issue is bigger than Mamby. It will return in various forms, maybe even Mamby.(2) The east coast is serious about protecting piping plovers. Now that Chicago is hosting a nest, don't you think it should get serious enough to just say no to certain events rather than risk the nest's becoming collateral damage from an activity and thus risk violating federal law?East Hampton, NY, (pop. 21,457) protects 18 miles of beach via a Management and Protection Plan for Threatened and Endangered Speciesthat was created by the town's Natural Resource Department whose mission is to "preserve, protect and conserve the Town™s natural features, resources and systems, both by providing leadership and assistance to other departments, entities and individuals" and assisting in the recovery ofendangered species.Chicago (pop. 2.7 million, 22 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, all of it an Important Bird Area) has neither a plan for endangered species nor a natural resource department, to my knowledge.Not being serious enough has meant discrete plans and proposals”such as Mamby and the water slide park at Montrose, and a golf course in the dune area of Jackson Park with a new 20-plus-story tower nearby”try to take advantage of the vacuum, leaving it up to community groups to muster the resistance to incompatible projects. This time it's Chicago Ornithological Society, Chicago Audubon Society and the Illinois Environmental Council on the "here we go again" roller coaster while tickets to Mamby are being sold.Does FWS have a Great Lakes version of the guidelines that municipalities on the east coast use to inform decisions when balancing recreation with the protection of piping plovers? If not, why not? What can we do about that? Can the same guidelines be used on Lake Michigan beaches?("U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service™s Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities In Piping Plover Breeding Habitat On The U.S. Atlantic Coast To Avoid Take Under Section 9 Of The Endangered Species Act")(3) The FWS has guidelines for fireworks events near piping plover nests. The guidelines are just as pertinent for concerts that are loud, lit up and draw crowds”especially the crowds:"In addition to adverse effects from the noise and lights .... [p]otential indirect impacts that may adversely affect piping plovers include: spectators walking through and/or throwing objects (including illegal pyrotechnics) into plover nesting and brood-rearing areas; additional off-road vehicle patrols by public safety personnel; increased boat landings by spectators on relatively remote stretches of beach; low-flying aircraft, including helicopter patrols and personal spectator aircraft; additional trash (which attracts predators).. Signs and symbolic fences [string fencing] that are adequate for the purpose of alerting daytime beach users to locations of plover breeding areas are often insufficient to prevent accidental entry by ... spectators wandering in the dark." (https://www.fws.gov/northeast/... the above description by 2 days and 2 nights. Cumulatively, from 1pm Friday through 10pm Saturday night, Aug. 23-24, it would seem Mamby's extreme noise, lights and crowds can be as disturbing to birds”migrants included”as a fireworks event and its crowds.(4) BTW, on the east coast, snow fencing is used for protecting nests from before hatching till after chicks can fly.(5) I had my first BY hummingbird on Thursday and my first dog day cicada today. What a long wait that was for both!Mary BernatSouth Cook County








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Subject: Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally
Date: Sun Jul 14 2019 22:45 pm
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Thank you Mary! Very well said.Don't have the links (Audubon?) but I have read of beaches in Massachusetts and New Jersey bring shut down to concerts for the ENTIRE summer. Why not here.This morning at about 5:30 three individuals stopped outside the rope line in front of a sign and then began to step through the line before I hollered at them. ( I was a good distance away)." We didn't see a sign".
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(1) Thank you to Judy Pollock of CAS, Jill Niland of COS and Cary Shepard of the Illinois Environmental Council for their advocacy of Montrose Beach and the piping plover nest before the park district board last week. As they said, the issue is bigger than Mamby. It will return in various forms, maybe even Mamby.(2) The east coast is serious about protecting piping plovers. Now that Chicago is hosting a nest, don't you think it should get serious enough to just say no to certain events rather than risk the nest's becoming collateral damage from an activity and thus risk violating federal law?East Hampton, NY, (pop. 21,457) protects 18 miles of beach via a Management and Protection Plan for Threatened and Endangered Speciesthat was created by the town's Natural Resource Department whose mission is to "preserve, protect and conserve the Town™s natural features, resources and systems, both by providing leadership and assistance to other departments, entities and individuals" and assisting in the recovery ofendangered species.Chicago (pop. 2.7 million, 22 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, all of it an Important Bird Area) has neither a plan for endangered species nor a natural resource department, to my knowledge.Not being serious enough has meant discrete plans and proposals”such as Mamby and the water slide park at Montrose, and a golf course in the dune area of Jackson Park with a new 20-plus-story tower nearby”try to take advantage of the vacuum, leaving it up to community groups to muster the resistance to incompatible projects. This time it's Chicago Ornithological Society, Chicago Audubon Society and the Illinois Environmental Council on the "here we go again" roller coaster while tickets to Mamby are being sold.Does FWS have a Great Lakes version of the guidelines that municipalities on the east coast use to inform decisions when balancing recreation with the protection of piping plovers? If not, why not? What can we do about that? Can the same guidelines be used on Lake Michigan beaches?("U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service™s Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities In Piping Plover Breeding Habitat On The U.S. Atlantic Coast To Avoid Take Under Section 9 Of The Endangered Species Act")(3) The FWS has guidelines for fireworks events near piping plover nests. The guidelines are just as pertinent for concerts that are loud, lit up and draw crowds”especially the crowds:"In addition to adverse effects from the noise and lights .... [p]otential indirect impacts that may adversely affect piping plovers include: spectators walking through and/or throwing objects (including illegal pyrotechnics) into plover nesting and brood-rearing areas; additional off-road vehicle patrols by public safety personnel; increased boat landings by spectators on relatively remote stretches of beach; low-flying aircraft, including helicopter patrols and personal spectator aircraft; additional trash (which attracts predators). Signs and symbolic fences [string fencing] that are adequate for the purpose of alerting daytime beach users to locations of plover breeding areas are often insufficient to prevent accidental entry by ... spectators wandering in the dark." (https://www.fws.gov/northeast/... the above description by 2 days and 2 nights. Cumulatively, from 1pm Friday through 10pm Saturday night, Aug. 23-24, it would seem Mamby's extreme noise, lights and crowds can be as disturbing to birds”migrants included”as a fireworks event and its crowds. (4) BTW, on the east coast, snow fencing is used for protecting nests from before hatching till after chicks can fly.(5) I had my first BY hummingbird on Thursday and my first dog day cicada today. What a long wait that was for both!Mary BernatSouth Cook County
















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Subject: Re: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally
Date: Sun Jul 14 2019 22:40 pm
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Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
On Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 10:39 PM, Michael Trinchitella<miketrinchitella@yahoo.com> wrote: Thank you Mary! Very well said..Don't have the links (Audubon?) but I have read of beaches in Massachusetts and New Jersey bring shut down to concerts for the ENTIRE summer. Why not here.This morning at about 5:30 three individuals stopped outside the rope line in front of a sign and then began to step through the line before I hollered at them. ( I was a good distance away)." We didn't see a sign".
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(1) Thank you to Judy Pollock of CAS, Jill Niland of COS and Cary Shepard of the Illinois Environmental Council for their advocacy of Montrose Beach and the piping plover nest before the park district board last week. As they said, the issue is bigger than Mamby. It will return in various forms, maybe even Mamby.(2) The east coast is serious about protecting piping plovers. Now that Chicago is hosting a nest, don't you think it should get serious enough to just say no to certain events rather than risk the nest's becoming collateral damage from an activity and thus risk violating federal law?East Hampton, NY, (pop. 21,457) protects 18 miles of beach via a Management and Protection Plan for Threatened and Endangered Speciesthat was created by the town's Natural Resource Department whose mission is to "preserve, protect and conserve the Town™s natural features, resources and systems, both by providing leadership and assistance to other departments, entities and individuals" and assisting in the recovery ofendangered species.Chicago (pop. 2.7 million, 22 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, all of it an Important Bird Area) has neither a plan for endangered species nor a natural resource department, to my knowledge.Not being serious enough has meant discrete plans and proposals”such as Mamby and the water slide park at Montrose, and a golf course in the dune area of Jackson Park with a new 20-plus-story tower nearby”try to take advantage of the vacuum, leaving it up to community groups to muster the resistance to incompatible projects. This time it's Chicago Ornithological Society, Chicago Audubon Society and the Illinois Environmental Council on the "here we go again" roller coaster while tickets to Mamby are being sold.Does FWS have a Great Lakes version of the guidelines that municipalities on the east coast use to inform decisions when balancing recreation with the protection of piping plovers? If not, why not? What can we do about that? Can the same guidelines be used on Lake Michigan beaches?("U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service™s Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities In Piping Plover Breeding Habitat On The U.S. Atlantic Coast To Avoid Take Under Section 9 Of The Endangered Species Act")(3) The FWS has guidelines for fireworks events near piping plover nests. The guidelines are just as pertinent for concerts that are loud, lit up and draw crowds”especially the crowds:"In addition to adverse effects from the noise and lights .... [p]otential indirect impacts that may adversely affect piping plovers include: spectators walking through and/or throwing objects (including illegal pyrotechnics) into plover nesting and brood-rearing areas; additional off-road vehicle patrols by public safety personnel; increased boat landings by spectators on relatively remote stretches of beach; low-flying aircraft, including helicopter patrols and personal spectator aircraft; additional trash (which attracts predators). Signs and symbolic fences [string fencing] that are adequate for the purpose of alerting daytime beach users to locations of plover breeding areas are often insufficient to prevent accidental entry by ... spectators wandering in the dark." (https://www.fws.gov/northeast/... the above description by 2 days and 2 nights. Cumulatively, from 1pm Friday through 10pm Saturday night, Aug. 23-24, it would seem Mamby's extreme noise, lights and crowds can be as disturbing to birds”migrants included”as a fireworks event and its crowds. (4) BTW, on the east coast, snow fencing is used for protecting nests from before hatching till after chicks can fly.(5) I had my first BY hummingbird on Thursday and my first dog day cicada today. What a long wait that was for both!Mary BernatSouth Cook County
















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Subject: IBET Mamby-Pambying vs. getting serious about the lakefront + a BY hummingbird finally
Date: Sun Jul 14 2019 20:49 pm
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(1) Thank you to Judy Pollock of CAS, Jill Niland of COS and Cary Shepard of the Illinois Environmental Council for their advocacy of Montrose Beach and the piping plover nest before the park district board last week. As they said, the issue is bigger than Mamby. It will return in various forms, maybe even Mamby.

(2) The east coast is serious about protecting piping plovers. Now that Chicago is hosting a nest, don't you think it should get serious enough to just say no to certain events rather than risk the nest's becoming collateral damage from an activity and thus risk violating federal law?

East Hampton, NY, (pop. 21,457) protects 18 miles of beach via a Management and Protection Plan for Threatened and Endangered Speciesthat was created by the town's Natural Resource Department whose mission is to "preserve, protect and conserve the Town™s natural features, resources and systems, both by providing leadership and assistance to other departments, entities and individuals" and assisting in the recovery ofendangered species.

Chicago (pop. 2.7 million, 22 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, all of it an Important Bird Area) has neither a plan for endangered species nor a natural resource department, to my knowledge.

Not being serious enough has meant discrete plans and proposals”such as Mamby and the water slide park at Montrose, and a golf course in the dune area of Jackson Park with a new 20-plus-story tower nearby”try to take advantage of the vacuum, leaving it up to community groups to muster the resistance to incompatible projects. This time it's Chicago Ornithological Society, Chicago Audubon Society and the Illinois Environmental Council on the "here we go again" roller coaster while tickets to Mamby are being sold.

Does FWS have a Great Lakes version of the guidelines that municipalities on the east coast use to inform decisions when balancing recreation with the protection of piping plovers? If not, why not? What can we do about that? Can the same guidelines be used on Lake Michigan beaches?
("U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service™s Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities In Piping Plover Breeding Habitat On The U.S. Atlantic Coast To Avoid Take Under Section 9 Of The Endangered Species Act")

(3) The FWS has guidelines for fireworks events near piping plover nests. The guidelines are just as pertinent for concerts that are loud, lit up and draw crowds”especially the crowds:

"In addition to adverse effects from the noise and lights .... [p]otential indirect impacts that may adversely affect piping plovers include: spectators walking through and/or throwing objects (including illegal pyrotechnics) into plover nesting and brood-rearing areas; additional off-road vehicle patrols by public safety personnel; increased boat landings by spectators on relatively remote stretches of beach; low-flying aircraft, including helicopter patrols and personal spectator aircraft; additional trash (which attracts predators). Signs and symbolic fences [string fencing] that are adequate for the purpose of alerting daytime beach users to locations of plover breeding areas are often insufficient to prevent accidental entry by ... spectators wandering in the dark." (https://www.fws.gov/northeast/...

Multiply the above description by 2 days and 2 nights. Cumulatively, from 1pm Friday through 10pm Saturday night, Aug. 23-24, it would seem Mamby's extreme noise, lights and crowds can be as disturbing to birds”migrants included”as a fireworks event and its crowds.

(4) BTW, on the east coast, snow fencing is used for protecting nests from before hatching till after chicks can fly.

(5) I had my first BY hummingbird on Thursday and my first dog day cicada today. What a long wait that was for both!

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Subject: Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Hitch Rides On Australian Gulls
Date: Sun Jul 14 2019 20:15 pm
From: ILbirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
 
Rhetta Jack, Springfield, IL


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From: Devorah the Ornithologist
Date: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:02 AM
Subject: [BIRDCHAT] Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Hitch Rides On
Australian Gulls
To:


Hello everyone,

I just published a story about the recent, concerning, discovery that
Australia's silver gulls are carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria all
around the country. These bacteria originated in people, and thanks to poor
management of the country's household waste, a significant minority of the
nation's wild gulls are now carrying these bacteria.

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Hitch Rides On Australian Gulls
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gr...
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y6229skm

I hope you read and share this piece with your bird pals, on facebook and
other social media, and on that online megaphone, twitter.

thank you.


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