Date: 8/10/19 5:16 pm
From: Chuck Berman <cberman129...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: IBET Montrose Piping Plovers chicks: "an amazing and improbable accomplishment"
I am excited to see them Monday. This is great news. They were just doing
small flight hops when I saw them Friday.
Chuck Berman

On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 1:37 PM Tamima Itani <tamimaitani...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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>
> Dear all,
>
> I received the following text this morning from Brad Semel with IDNR and
> thought many of you would enjoy it as much as I did:
>
> "Both chicks have reached 23 days. The plover recovery program will record
> Chicago as officially fledging two chicks!"
>
> You bet I teared up and am still tearing up.
>
> The chicks are now big enough to be confused with their Dad from the
> back. They are venturing further and further out, well past their
> enclosure. They can also fly distances of 20-30 ft. Soon Monty will be
> leaving, then the two chicks a few days to a week later.
>
> I'd like to echo the words posted by Chicago Audubon Society:
>
> "We did it, Chicago! Congratulations to all the monitors, stewards
> (especially Leslie Borns) and stewardship volunteers; public landowner Chicago
> Park District
> <https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoParkDistrict/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCWm-g4vYdPuqzYE0G3O-WBbeukVYfkL8PHcgbJ4wzz6qRC2kZeDqUGc2MHl2xQL1Ob_J6lk-8CW8dX&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>;
> staff from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural
> Resources, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Police Department, and U.S.
> Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services; organizers of the monitoring
> effort Chicago Ornithological Society
> <https://www.facebook.com/chicagobirder/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARDW5Dgen-bkjcav7zOQuIcjAJATf4g2O9ikuZGCoLV4i-IO0vwUjcOlVGBeSQb6K6DJZ-E_fg3ws3WQ&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>
> and The Illinois Ornithological Society
> <https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisOrnithologicalSociety/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCp5Q_zuB384WuMvVlTBUfnv3yD2hkJWoM2WrhIrx_gNzdWQtqcyTyEIVtpY24iykH1x7HiTZTqLu20&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>;
> and all who graciously shared the beach, most especially Kayak Chicago
> and the volleyball teams - what an amazing and improbable accomplishment
> for these two chicks to fledge on a busy beach in the nation’s third
> largest city! Special congratulations to the core team of Tamima Itani
> <https://www.facebook.com/tamima.itani?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARC4061pv_W5Nu0d0ufhWNDjqwDEvjUvBMr2W2J6yMlXwcfXGOnClk0btc7jE-e8n67QiYvBj0twl-y8&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>,
> Carl Giometti, Matt Igleski
> <https://www.facebook.com/matt.igleski.3?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCmMDbT90O8Rvox-EaXLbCvQQEMDmEVER243I9QemF-aQiY66f409Vgtpn_AZkMdNT_5oA7xr40vZoi&fref=mentions&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARB-AIF3Fp5jg7HFS624CBmgGxd9Q5KkrGgSjyzefpAK-1xBEgMiiOTc2UogwJRzW32hKQJc3T_dZCZ7PqCNsOK64nn-h2xOgiumvggP_m3yC5n7oROvP4FaAOQdFEH5S2dAhw8aQ7BHsvh7WT7cJiaFnDvYzd4Kh53Mfsr8o8iwnJDEqzcuhNeD6XaLEdHKfQGBi_FktJZlEQ3UwNzaDUQN41QCFRrri66W6LUrZH1x7bzCpD7y0PPqBH--ocOv3WB4jmutz2eIvIUO19hY2HwqGK84AkTjmHSdB_6MhP_dKWPVAA4q4gU>,
> Louise Clemency, Kris Lah and Brad Semel."
>
> Thank you to every single person who has made this possible. The next big
> milestone will be their departure.
>
> Tamima Itani
> Evanston, Cook County
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