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DuPage Birding Club announces February trips

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 2:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 2:32 p.m. CDT

The DuPage Birding Club will host four free outings in mid to late February, according to a news release from the group.

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jeff Reiter will lead a program in Wheaton's Cantigny Park, the release said. Birders should enter through the main gate on Winfield Road and meet at the Visitors Center. The parking fee will be waived. To participate, contact Reiter at jreiter@wordsonbirds.com.

Two more walks will be held Feb. 16. The first, starting at 7 a.m., will be an all-day trip to several sites along the Mississippi River to see bald eagles, raptors, gulls and waterfowl, according to the release. The trip begins at the parking lot west of Yorktown Mall's main building in Lombard. The trip is limited to 20 people. Those interested can register with leader Urs Geiser at 630-515-1712 or ugeiser@comcast.net.

The second will take place at McKee Marsh in Warrenville, the release said. The trip starts at 7:30 a.m. at the visitor parking lot on the north side of Mack Road. Leader Fillmore Dryden can be contacted at fillmore1983@yahoo.com or 630-857-3510.

Finally, at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22, birders can explore some of the less visited parts of Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, according to the release. Kyle Wiktor will begin the walk at the archery range parking lot, off the first left at the intersection after entering Blackwell from Butterfield Road. He can be contacted at kylewiktor@msn.com or 708-544-1336.

For more information, visit www.dupagebirding.org.

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