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Next Field Trips

Join us on our next bird watching field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips have participation limits with prior registration required and are identified as such.

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am
19th 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[...]
Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club
8:00 am
Lakefront birding at Calumet Harbor, Steelworkers Park, LaRabida and more Read more...
Calumet Park Fieldhouse

Next Programs

Programs are held at  Heller Nature Center unless otherwise noted. All programs are open to the public and free. Membership is not required to attend. Good deal, huh?

7:00 pm
​”Monty and Rose” tells the story of a pair of endangered piping plovers that successfully nested at Chicago’s Montrose Beach in the summer of 2502019, the first of the species to nest in Chicago in[...]
Wilmette Theater
10:00 am
SPECIAL OFF-SITE PROGRAM – Registration Required With several years of preserve restoration nearing completion, learn about Fort Sheridan’s history, architecture, notable residents and more, complete with artifacts from the museum’s archives. Then stay to tour[...]
Dunn Museum


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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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