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Watch Monty And Rose On The Big Screen In New Documentary About Their Chicago Journey

The feature-length documentary is a sequel to a short film that was released in 2019. It will debut Saturday at the Music Box Theatre.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Monty And Rose Bid Chicago Farewell, Leave Montrose Beach For Winter In The South

Monty flew from Chicago to Texas this week, making the trip in 53 hours. Rose is spending the season at her winter home in Florida.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose’s 2 Plover Chicks Now Named Imani And Siewka As They Prepare To Fly South For Winter

The Chicago Audubon Society announced the names during a livestream from Montrose Beach after seeking suggestions from neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose Lose 2 Plover Chicks, But Find Out The Names Of Their Remaining Baby Birds Friday

The two surviving piping plover chicks are almost ready to fly, and their names will be announced 5 p.m. Friday at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Baby Of The Family: Monty And Rose’s 4th Plover Hatches, And It’s ‘Healthy And Vocal’

This marks the third straight year Monty and Rose, the city's beloved piping plover pair, have successfully hatched eggs at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

3 Of Monty And Rose’s Fluffy Chicks Hatch At Montrose Beach

Monty and Rose laid four eggs after a skunk attacked their previous nest. Three chicks hatched, with bird watchers waiting on the final one.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose Children’s Book Tells Story Of Endangered Duo To Fund Piping Plover Conservation Efforts

Tamima Itani named the endangered piping plovers who nest at Montrose Beach. Now, she has written their story for a children's book.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose Have A New Nest And Egg After Lakefront Skunk Ate Their Last 4

The resilient, endangered piping plovers have rebounded from last week's skunk attack to make a new nest and lay an egg at Montrose Beach.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Monty And Rose’s Eggs At Montrose Beach Eaten By A Skunk, But The Piping Plovers Are Trying To Nest Again

It's a setback for the endangered Great Lakes piping plovers, but birders say the couple is already attempting to produce another clutch of eggs.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Baby Piping Plovers Are On The Way: Monty And Rose Lay 3 Eggs At Montrose Beach

It is the third-straight season Great Lakes piping plovers Monty and Rose have successfully nested along the lakefront in Chicago.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Visitors Flock To Montrose Beach To See Monty And Rose, Officials Fence Off Dunes Natural Area

After the much-hyped return of Monty and Rose, birders and photographers flocked to the lakefront to get a look. Now the area is fenced off so the couple can find a nesting place.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Famed Piping Plovers Monty And Rose Reunite At Montrose Beach For Third Straight Summer

Rose spent the winter in Anclote Key, Florida. Monty was spotted in Texas. But the endangered birds reunited in Chicago. "It's very exciting," one local birder said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Famed Piping Plover Rose Returns To Montrose Beach For Third Straight Year, Now Has More Room To Roam

Rose, one half of the beloved Great Lakes piping plover pair with her mate Monty, has returned to Montrose Beach after wintering in the south.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Montrose Beach Natural Area Will Expand To Protect Piping Plover Nesting Grounds, Park District Says

The Park District has approved a measure adding 3 acres of beach space favored by the piping plovers to the Montrose Dune Natural Area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Help Prepare Montrose Beach For Return Of Piping Plovers Monty And Rose At Shedd Aquarium’s Action Day

Chicago's favorite bird couple, Monty and Rose, are likely to nest again at Montrose Beach. Here's how you can help prepare for their return.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Before Monty And Rose, There Was Dodger, The Piping Plover Who Wintered In Chicago

Piping plovers have summered in Chicago while migrating. But a new "micro-documentary" tells the story of one plover who stayed in town through January.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

To Protect Chicago’s Piping Plovers, Group Wants Montrose Beach Nesting Ground Added To Nature Preserve

The endangered piping plovers have chosen a sliver of Montrose Beach as their yearly nesting ground. The space should be added to the nearby dunes natural area, conservationists say.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Meet Hazel, Esperanza And Nish: Piping Plover Chicks At Montrose Beach Named By Chicagoans

People submitted more than 300 names for the chicks, and the winners were revealed Saturday. Hazel's name honors Hazel Johnson, an environmental activist known for her work on the South Side.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

What Should Chicago’s New Piping Plover Chicks Be Named? A Contest Is Taking Suggestions

Suggested names for Monty and Rose's new chicks must reflect Chicago's "heritage, culture and diversity," according to the birder group.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

4 Fluffy Piping Plover Chicks Hatch at Montrose Beach

New videos show the adorable baby plovers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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