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 TripCrabtree Nature Center

Sun. May 8
  7:00 AM
Montrose Bird Sanctuary

Spring migration is in full swing – warblers await! Yes, it's Mother's Day. A great way to start the day.

Next Program

Tues., May 17,  7PMRaptor Management at O'hare Airport
Keeping the Skies Friendly: Raptor Management at O’Hare

Our program will describe techniques used to manage raptor populations at O’Hare airport, including a Red-tailed Hawk tagging and relocation program, as well as habitat management designed to address small mammal populations.