Lake Cook Audubon Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society
Your Lake-Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society

We are a gathering of people who enjoy watching and studying birds and wildlife. We welcome people of all ages and skills to join us on our field trips, programs and other events. Most of our monthly programs are bird-oriented, but we also address environmental and natural history topics.

The Illinois Audubon Society is the state's oldest conservation organization that functions as a land trust to protect and enhance Illinois' unique habitats and to educate the public about them. Organized in 1897, Illinois Audubon is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society.

What We Do Besides Watch Birds

Bird watching events in and around Lake County Illinois are the cornerstone of our chapter. Yet many enjoy our sociable and informative monthly programs usually held at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park, Illinois. We volunteer to monitor Bartlett Ravine and Openlands Lakeshore Preserve and work in concert with other local environmental organizations. We also have an ongoing project to promote Barn Owl nesting in Lake County.

As an all-volunteer organization we cordially encourage your participation in any one of our organizational activities. And though not required for participation, we invite you to join and add your support to our Lake-Cook Chapter (and receive our newsletter). Please contact any of our Chapter leaders for more information
Next Field TripMontrose Point Bird Sanctuary

, Jan 23   10:00 AM
Notebaert Museum Indoor Field Trip
"Saving the Blanding's Turtle

Explanation of the "headstarting" project by the museum and partner agencies to help save the species locally. Pre-registration is required by 12/15/15

Next Program

Tues., Feb. 16,  7PMDenis Kania
Just Ducky: Conserving Illinois’ Wetlands 

Wetland ecologist Heath Hagy will explain how scientists from the Forbes Biological Station of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University of Illinois survey populations of waterfowl and other wetland birds, estimate food resources in wetlands, and factor in changes in wetland characteristics during the last century to direct wetland conservation and restoration activities in Illinois.