Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips have participation limits with prior registration required and are identified as such. At times, members may receive priority but you do not have to be a member of Illinois Audubon Society or the Lake Cook Chapter to participate in most of our events. Good deal, huh? If you like our field trip programming, here are ways to support our organization.
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Sep 10 @ 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[...]
Sep 18 @ 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[...]
Sep 25 @ 7:30 am
NEW! Great stopover for landbirds heading south plus wetland species. Directions: From I-94 tollway, exit IL-173/Rosecrans Rd, turn left on Rosecrans, drive 13 mi, turn left on Wilmot Rd.. then left into park. Follow signs[...]
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am
Late warblers, early sparrows and shorebirds. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right at the Bait Shop at Montrose Harbor Dr., and park along the bend in the road.[...]
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am
Last year’s walk yielded eight sparrow species, dozens of Pine Siskins and other fall migration goodies. Directions: From Rt. 60, take Rt. 43 north to Westmoreland Dr./Middlefork Dr. Turn left to the parking lot Read[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day
First annual HawkFest will include all-day hawkwatches at Fort Sheridan and Illinois Beach State Park, bird walks at multiple sites, rehabbed raptors, and various programs at Lake Forest College. Details at Facebook.com/lakecountyhawkfest. Read more...
Feb 18 all-day
16th annual Illinois Ornithological Society event. Pre-registration required. Watch the Lake Cook Audubon email or visit www.illinoisbirds.org for details. Attendance is limited to first 150 registrants. Members of Illinois Ornithological Society get advance opportunity to[...]
Apr 23 all-day
All-day trip to see flocks of stopover American Golden Plover resting in ag fields plus early passerines, waterfowl and other shorebirds in central Illinois. Carpooling required, maximum four cars. To register (required): email email@example.com Read[...]
Apr 29 @ 7:30 am
NEW! Target birds are Smith’s and Lapland Longspurs, plus the first wave of shorebirds. Directions: Take I-55 to Exit 279A, Route 45-LaGrange Rd. south; turn west on 179h St., then south on 104th Ave about[...]
May 4 @ 7:00 am
Early landbird migrants. Directions: Meet at the Willow Rd. entrance just east of the Edens Expressway (the sign says Erickson Woods). From the north you should take Edens X-way south exiting at Tower Road. Turn[...]
May 11 @ 6:45 am
Warbler spectacle! Field Trips begin at 6:45AM and 7:15AM. You must register for the trip of your choice. Limit 18 per time slot. To register (required): email firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: From Deerfield Rd., turn north on[...]
May 13 @ 7:00 am
Spring migration is in full swing – warblers and more await! Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right (east) at the Bait Shop (Montrose Harbor Dr.) and park on[...]
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