Next Field Trips

Join us on our next bird watching field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Covid Special Notice: ALL field trips have participation limits with prior registration required and members only.

7:00 am
First wave of passerine arrivals gets us in the swing of spring migration. Chicago’s most famous migrant trap, aka “The Magic Hedge,” is everyone’s favorite spring birding spot. Pre-registration required. Send an email to renabird3@gmail.com.[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
12:00 am
Chapter Big Day – Ready, Set, Bird! Sign up NOW to participate! Saturday May 1 is an Illinois Audubon Society Chapter Big Day (details here). This is a competition to determine which chapter can find[...]

Next Programs

During our Covid-19 pandemic, programs are being offered online via Zoom. The Zoom link is provided to our email subscribers prior to the event. All programs are open to the public and free. Participation in Zoom presentations has attendance limits.

May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
The majestic Trumpeter Swan is our biggest native waterfowl, almost twice as large as a Tundra Swan at 6 feet long and 25+ pounds. In the 1930s, the known U.S. population of Trumpeters numbered just[...]
Online - Zoom
7:00 pm
Wisconsin holds the world’s largest populations of the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, a tiny species the size of a postage stamp that once was found from Minnesota to the Atlantic coast. Outside of Wisconsin,[...]
Zoom link provided day of the event

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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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