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Hello from Chicago (1 Viewer)

Hi, everyone. My name is Marilyn, and I'm a lifelong Chicagoan who's just crazy about birds.

I'm a writer and editor by trade, and long ago, I was the coeditor of the Chicago Audubon Society's newsletter. Nowadays, I just like to go out birding on my own or with friends, and, of course, doing the Spring Count every year.

We have such amazing habitat here, with Lake Michigan and the now world-renowned Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, which was little more than a dump when I first started birding there.

I think birders are the nicest people in the world, and I look forward to talking with you and sharing experiences.

I'm sharing a photo of a bobolink from a bird walk at the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve in northern Illinois.


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A species I have yet to see and beautifully captured!

Hi there Marilyn and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum :t:

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)


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Welcome to Birdforum! I'm sure you'll find lots to interest you here, and I hope you enjoy your visits.


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Indeed, Illinois has it's wildlife and outdoor treasures. The Morton Arboretum near Glen Ellyn is a fave.
Grew up near there...my dentist was in Skokie. :)

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