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Next Field Trips

Join us on our next field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips have participation limits with prior registration required and are identified as such.

Sep 10 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
We’ll check Waukegan Beach for shorebirds, then look for migrating passerines. Directions: Follow Route 120 EAST (Belvidere Rd.), drive to the lake, turn left on Market St/Pershing Rd. right on E Clayton, left on Sea[...]
Waukegan Municipal Beach
Sep 18 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
Warblers, vireos and more at the height of fall migration. Directions: Chicago Botanic Garden entrance is on Lake/Cook Road between Green Bay Rd. and the Edens Expressway/US 41. Meet at Visitors Center. Arrive early or[...]
Chicago Botanic Garden

Next Programs

Programs are held at  Heller Nature Center unless otherwise noted. All programs are open to the public and free. Membership is not required to attend. Good deal, huh?

7:00 pm
This acclaimed documentary about the plight of honeybees worldwide will be followed by an up-close view of honeybees in Heller Nature Center’s fully enclosed portable observation hive. Co-sponsored by Heller Nature Center. Read more...
Heller Nature Center
7:00 pm
In May 2015, The White House issued the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, outlining priorities and actions to address severe declines in pollinator populations. Transportation and utility rights-of-way[...]
Heller Nature Center


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Who We Are

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.