Lake Cook Audubon Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society
Ruth SperoDonations are welcome in honor and memory of Ruth Spero. Thank you.

Donations by check may also be sent to PO Box 254, Highland Park, IL 60035

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 TripMcLaughry Springs Palos Hills

Our 2015-2016 field trip program year is now complete. We expect to publish our 2016-2017 schedule in August. If you wish to be notified of the new schedule, please sign up for our email notifications. You do NOT need to sign up if you already receive these emails.

Next Program

Our 2015 -2016 Program Year has now ended. We are working feverishly to bring you an outstanding new 2016 - 2017 program year expected to begin in August, 2016. Please register to receive the newsletter to be informed of upcoming programs.