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 are undertaking a project to help Barn Owls nest 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
With songbird migration at its peak, this favorite spring suburban stop
can yield a wide variety of species in fairly easy-to-see habitat -
including a surprise immature Yellow-crowned Night Heron a few years
Tues., May 21 7:00 PM From Cage to 'Condo': the Monk Parakeets of Chicago
Stephen Pruett-Jones, a University of Chicago evolutionary biologist who
has studied the Hyde Park colony for over a decade,
will explain the birds’ history, habits, current distribution, and
whether their reputation as pests is deserved.