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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. Covid Special Notice: ALL field trips have participation limits with prior registration required and members only.

May 13 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
The Grove spans 150 acres of oak-hickory savanna and wetland pools that provide an oasis for spring migrants. It’s also a National Historic Landmark. Pre-registration required. Send an email to renabird3@gmail.com Your participation will be[...]
The Grove
7:00 am
Migration should be peaking, Montrose should be jumping, and if we’re lucky, Monty and Rose, the world’s most famous Piping Plovers, will have returned to nest in the dunes. Pre-registration required. Send an email to[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

Next Programs

During our Covid-19 pandemic, programs are being offered online via Zoom. The Zoom link is provided to our email subscribers prior to the event. All programs are open to the public and free. Participation in Zoom presentations has attendance limits.

May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
The majestic Trumpeter Swan is our biggest native waterfowl, almost twice as large as a Tundra Swan at 6 feet long and 25+ pounds. In the 1930s, the known U.S. population of Trumpeters numbered just[...]
Online - Zoom
7:00 pm
Wisconsin holds the world’s largest populations of the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, a tiny species the size of a postage stamp that once was found from Minnesota to the Atlantic coast. Outside of Wisconsin,[...]
Zoom link provided day of the event


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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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