Bird walks

Discover and learn about our fine feathered friends who share Welles Park. Sigrid Schmidt, member and past president of the Chicago Ornithological Society, hosts weekly bird walks in the spring and fall.

Bring your own binoculars, mask and comfy shoes. Walks are extremely casual, so if you are running late or need to leave early, that’s fine. Please dress for the weather. Welles Park can be muddy after a rainfall so leave your good shoes at home.

Spring 2023 dates

April 12, 22 (Earth Day)

May 7, 13, 21

Fall 2023 dates TBD

Plan to meet at the gazebo at 7:30 a.m. Walks are approximately 2 hours and will be cancelled if raining.

To RSVP for a walk, email the Greening Committee at

Below are images from Welles Park visitor Chris Cochrane taken on a bird walk Spring 2022: