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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.

7:30 am
Late fall migrants and early waterfowl. Directions Meet at McDonald Woods on Grass Lake Road just west of Rt. 45 and east of Rt. 83. Read more...
McDonald Woods
7:30 am
Possible Scoters, Red-throated Loons & other migrating waterfowl. Multi-stop trip begins at Illinois Beach State Park North Unit in Zion. Directions: From Sheridan Rd., turn east on 17th St., bear left after Sand Pond, drive[...]
Illinois Beach State Park - North Unit

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
Snake Road is a unique ecosystem in the Shawnee National Forest of southern Illinois that consists of towering limestone bluffs bordered by hardwood forest and buttonwood swamps. A narrow gravel road parallels the bluffs at their[...]
Heller Nature Center
7:00 pm
Every year, on average, land managers perform controlled burns across roughly 2,500 acres of Lake County Forest Preserves in order to reduce nonnative, invasive plants and encourage native growth. The district’s Leslie Berns will discuss[...]
Heller Nature Center


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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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