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.

7:30 am
Multiple sparrow species. Fall surprises here have included Harris’ Sparrow and Pine Siskins. We’ll also be looking for late songbirds, early waterfowl, migrating raptors and whatever else we can find in this diverse habitat of[...]
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
8:00 am
NEW! Fall ducking in Palos Preserves begins at McGinnis Slough in Orland Park. From there we will visit multiple sites in the area. Directions: Take I-294 to I-55 NORTH.  Exit I-55 at exit 279A, LaGrange[...]
McGinnis Slough

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?

Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Note Date Change to Fourth Tuesday of Month Mark H.X. Glenshaw has closely observed and documented the lives of a mated pair of Great Horned Owls in Forest Park, a large urban park in St.[...]
Heller Nature Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Who doesn’t love watching a bird sing his heart out to attract a mate? David Enstrom, a retired ornithologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, will describe the way birds produce songs and colors and[...]
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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