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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 have participation limits with prior registration required and are identified as such.

7:00 am
This field trip is cancelled. Spring migration is winding down, but late migrants like Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Mourning Warbler can be here at this time along with other spring beauties. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr.[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
This field trip is cancelled. NEW! Great spot for lingering migrants and nesters, including tanagers, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more. Directions: The entrance is on Blanchard Road, just west of Sheridan Road, north of Bowen[...]
Lyons Woods

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
Rosy-Finches live in the highest altitude of all finches found in North America, making all three species found on the continent at great risk from global warming because their entire lifecycle is dependent on cool[...]
Zoom Online Presentation
7:00 pm
Kansas’ Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge are two of the top migratory shorebird staging areas in the United States, serving as key links in a chain of wetlands throughout the Central Flyway that[...]
Zoom Online Presentation


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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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