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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 have participation limits, require prior registration or are prioritized for Lake Cook Audubon members. This will be noted in the field trip description.

Oct 24 @ 7:30 am
7:30 am
NEW! One of Lake County’s newest forest preserves. “You’ll be taken in by this preserve’s rolling hills and scenic vistas.” The most prominent natural features of Raven Glen are Timber Lake, which is a glacial[...]
Raven Glen Forest Preserve
8:00 am
Lakefront birding at Calumet Harbor, Steelworkers Park, Park 566, Rainbow Beach, LaRabida and more. We’ll be looking for winter ducks, scoters, loons, special gulls and anything else we can find. Leader: Josh Engel  (224) 213-2280[...]
Rainbow Beach

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.

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
7:00 pm
Winter can be a trying time for birds, often combining extreme temperatures and increased snow cover with low food availability and increased energy demands. Despite these harsh conditions, many species of birds from your backyard[...]
Location To Be Determined


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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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