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.

May 26 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
NEW! One of Lake County’s newest forest preserves. Considered a birdwatcher’s paradise, more than 116 species of birds have been observed here, including a resident population of waterfowl and herons–the site’s namesake. Six state endangered[...]
Heron Creek Forest Preserve
7:00 am
Migration is winding down – join us to search for late migrants and some special birds that have been spotted along the IBSP North Unit trail that begins at North Point Marina and heads south.[...]
North Point Marina - parking lot

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.


Hey there. Our 2021-2022 program year has ended. The program elves are busy planning the 2022-2023 program year. If you don’t already subscribe, hit the email newsletter subscribe button down there ⬇️ and give us your email and we’ll let you know when the new programs are published.

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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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