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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.

7:00 am
Our first summer trip here for shorebirds and early landbird migrants. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right at the Bait Shop at Montrose Harbor Dr., and park along[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:00 am
Outing at Illinois Beach State Park South Unit in diverse habitat for early fall land migrants and shorebirds. Directions From US-41, turn east on Wadsworth Rd., drive 2 miles into the park, park in Nature[...]
Illinois Beach State Park - South Unit

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?

Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Note date change to 4th Tuesday of the month. Texas is nation’s second biggest state by both area and bird list with more than 540 species. Red Hill Birding’s Josh Engel – a fan since[...]
Heller Nature Center
7:00 pm
Two Piping Plovers successfully nested on Montrose Beach this past summer, marking the first hatching of this Great Lakes-endangered shorebird species in Chicago since 1955. Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologist Brad Semel will describe[...]
Heller Nature Center


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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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