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
Doug StotzNext Program

Tues, May 20    7:00 PM
The (Mostly) Airborne Life of the Chimney Swift

Bill Mueller, ornithologist from the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory in Belgium, Wisconsin, will explain why and discuss the species’ life history, recent population declines, and conservation efforts aimed at reversing the trend.

Air Station Prairie, Glenview, ILNext Field Trip

Sunday, April 20  8 AM
Beginners Birding
Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
Highwood, Illinois


Bring your binoculars for a Birding 101 lesson and walk at this site just north of downtown Highwood on Lake Michigan. Experienced birders will help find and identify birds with you.
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