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 migration continues. Leader: Rena Cohen (847) 971-1107 Directions: From Deerfield Rd., turn north on Riverwoods Rd., drive to Ryerson entrance. Enter preserve and follow the signs to Brushwood Visitors Center. Meet in the Brushwood[...]
Ryerson Conservation Area
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am
Our next chapter workday Lake Forest Openlands’ 770 Westleigh property is from 9-11 am on Tuesday September 28. Bring your own clippers and gloves if desired; otherwise they will be provided. BIG NEWS on this[...]
Lake Forest Openlands

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
Every fall, 4-6 million raptors of 30 species are counted from two observation points in Veracruz, Mexico, as they head south to their wintering grounds, including up to 2 million Broad-winged Hawks. At times 100,000 raptors stream past[...]
Zoom Meeting
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
It’s always exciting to spot a cuckoo in the field, partially because they are so difficult to track down. However, their secretive nature also makes them difficult species to study. Both Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos[...]
Zoom Meeting

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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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