Next Field Trips

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.

Mar 26 @ 8:00 am
8:00 am
Multi-stop search for migrating waterfowl begins at Diamond Lake in Mundelein. Bring spotting scopes if you have them. Directions: From Rt. 22, take Rt. 83 north to Diamond Lake Rd., turn right, and drive ½[...]
Diamond Lake
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
12:00 am
Overnight trip to see the spectacle of spring waterfowl migration at two of Illinois’ premier wetlands. We’ll bird the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin-Hopper Lakes on Saturday morning, then head to the Havana for Sunday[...]
Hennepin Hopper & Emiquon

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
Since its founding in the wake of the Dust Bowl in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has helped conserve over 13.6 million acres of wetland habitat across North America, including 46,000 acres in Illinois. Regional director Kyle[...]
Heller Nature Center
7:00 pm
Over 300 million years ago, dragonflies with 2-1/2-foot wingspans ruled the air. Today their descendants number more than 100 species in Illinois alone, providing a visual feast for nature lovers from May to October. McHenry[...]
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.

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