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Next Field Trips

Join us on our next bird watching field trip. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips may require prior registration or are prioritized for Lake Cook Audubon members. This will be noted in the field trip description.

Nov 29 @ 7:30 am
7:30 am
Car caravan with minimal walking to observe ducks inland. Will take most of the morning to complete but you can leave anytime. Directions: The stops will be announced closer to event and by email (register).[...]
Inland Lake Crawl
7:30 am
Lakefront birding at Rainbow Beach Dunes with possible stops at Park 566, Steelworkers Park and more. We’ll be looking for winter ducks, scoters, loons, special gulls and other new arrivals. Directions: Follow DuSable Lake Shore[...]
Rainbow Beach Dunes Natural Area

Next Programs

Our programs are open to the public and free. Most are offered at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. Some may be presented on Zoom. This will be noted in the program description. Many past-programs can now be viewed on YouTube here.

7:00 pm
Rosy-finches are high elevation and high latitude specialist birds that are found broadly across western North America. Research has demonstrated that human-induced climate change is more extreme in high latitude and high altitude environments. The[...]
Zoom Online
7:00 pm
Oaks are a keystone species critical to ecosystem health including bird survival, but the Chicago region’s oak trees have suffered massive declines both in savanna ecosystems and on residential streets. The Oak Ecosystem Recovery Plan[...]
Zoom Online

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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.