Next Field Trips

Join us on our next bird watching field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips may have participation limits, require prior registration or are prioritized for Lake Cook Audubon members. This will be noted in the field trip description.

6:00 pm
If you’ve never seen Chimney Swifts funnel into a chimney at dusk to roost for the night, you’re in for a treat. Join us for a BYO picnic dinner and quick overview of Chimney Swift[...]
Sunset Woods Park
7:00 am
Happy fall migration! We’ll start at Stateline Beach (just north of North Point Marina) looking for migrating shorebirds, then head south on the trail to Illinois Beach State Park North Unit to find early landbird[...]
Stateline Beach

Next Programs

Our programs are open to the public and free. Most are offered at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. Some may be presented on Zoom. This will be noted in the program description.


7:00 pm
Last January, Field Museum bird curator John Bates joined eight other researchers and three crew in a month-long expedition that involved traveling 3,400 miles by sailboat from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula, South[...]
Zoom Online
7:00 pm
In the past 20 years we have come to understand the navigational and physiological feats enabling migratory birds to cross immense oceans, forgo sleep for days or weeks, or remain in unbroken flight for months[...]
Zoom Online

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Who We Are

We are a gathering of people who enjoy bird 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.

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