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.

Oct 30 @ 8:00 am
8:00 am
In the last gasp of fall landbird migration, we will be looking for late sparrows and other species as well as the first wave of migrating waterfowl. Directions: Take Willow Rd./Palatine Rd. west, turn north[...]
Crabtree Nature Center
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am
7:30 am
Multi-stop driving trip to find migrating fall waterfowl beginning 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,[...]
Diamond Lake

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
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
7:00 pm
Since fall 2014, a team that has been restoring Chicago’s LaBagh Woods has documented 178 bird species – including rarities like Northern Goshawk and Swainson’s Warbler – as well as 30 butterfly species and other[...]
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