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Join us on our next 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
Everyone’s favorite migrant hotspot! Join us to search for late warblers, early sparrows and shorebirds from the Magic Hedge to the beach. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:30 am
Last year’s walk yielded eight sparrow species, dozens of Pine Siskins and other fall migration goodies. We’ll also be looking for late songbirds, early waterfowl, migrating raptors and whatever else we can find in this[...]
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve

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
Once on the endangered species list and extirpated in Illinois from 1951 to 1986, the Peregrine Falcon population has now exceeded historic levels. The Field Museum’s Mary Hennen, who has worked on reviving the species since 1989, will[...]
Heller Nature Center
7:00 pm
2016 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain (for Canada). That treaty, and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that migrate across[...]
Heller Nature Center


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Who We Are

We are a gathering of people who enjoy 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.Injured Bird Button