Next Field Trips

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

7:00 am
Fall Magic! Everyone’s favorite migration hotspot, from the beach to the Magic Hedge. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right at the Bait Shop at Montrose Harbor Dr., park[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:00 am
Bird the preserve for passerine migrants. We will walk the main Bird Loop Trail. Bathrooms (temporary port o potties) off main parking lot. Directions: Access the Preserve from Sheridan Road at the stoplight with Old[...]
Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

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.


7:00 pm
In the past 20 years we have come to understand the navigational and physiological feats enabling migratory birds to cross immense oceans, forgo sleep for days or weeks, or remain in unbroken flight for months[...]
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Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
In a typical farm field in central Illinois stands a large tree stump that is unremarkable in and of itself. Over the years, however, this remnant of a bygone era has consistently been host to[...]
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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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