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.

12:00 am
This event is a placeholder for a potential “flash event.” NO DATE has been set. Winter waterfowl in the harbor and nearby Stateline Beach, plus a chance for Snow Buntings. January birding can yield great[...]
Jan 12 – Jan 17 all-day
12:00 am
The Lower Rio Grande Valley is home to 540 bird species with specialties ranging from Green Jay, Great Kiskadee and Almatira Oriole to Buff-bellied and Black-chinned Hummingbird, Curve-billed and Long-billed Thrashers, Aplomado Falcon and many[...]
Lower Rio Grande Valley

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
Winter can be a trying time for birds, often combining extreme temperatures and increased snow cover with low food availability and increased energy demands. Despite these harsh conditions, many species of birds from your backyard[...]
Location To Be Determined
12:00 pm
Meet-and-greet the resident birds of prey at Wings and Talons, a nonprofit raptor education organization in Itasca. Highlights will include a Gyrfalcon – the largest falcon in the world and a rare sight in Illinois[...]
Wings and Talons

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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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