I have recieved quite a few backchannels about how to get to Stateline Beach so I thought I would post directions for anybody who is planning on trying to find the California Gull. Since I'm not too familiar with the Kenosha/Winthrop Harbor area this may not be the best way to get there but it is the way I took and it worked fine. From I94/41 exit at Hwy 165 towards Pleasant Prairie. Drive east towards Lake Michigan to Hwy 32 (also called Sheridan Rd) and follow it south into Illinois. You will see brown signs for the North Point Marina--follow them and once you enter the marina continue north as far as you can go and you will see the beach parking lot. One note is that there is quite a bit of construction on the I94/41 on and off ramps so in case 165 is closed just take any other main East/West exit in the area to the east and it will eventually lead to Hwy 32. As Sean, Bob, and I have posted previously-- the beach is in Illinois and the WI/IL border is marked by a channel immediately north of the beach. When I saw the gull it was in Wisconsin for 5 seconds out of my 2.5 hour observation so it may take some patience to see this bird fly into WI once you find it. Good luck, Tom Prestby Madison _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live? Hotmail®: Celebrate the moment with your favorite sports pics. Check it out. http://www.windowslive.com/Online/Hotmail/Campaign/QuickAdd?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_QA_HM_sports_photos_072009&cat=sports #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.