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 migrant hotspot. Join us to search for late warblers, early sparrows and shorebirds from the Magic Hedge to the shoreline. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east,[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:30 am
A fall sparrow spectacle awaits (we hope!) with special finds in previous years including Harris’ Sparrow, Purple Finch, Pine Siskins and more. Directions: From Rt. 60, take Rt. 43 north to Westmoreland Dr./Middlefork Dr. Turn[...]
Middlefork Savanna 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
Every fall, 4-6 million raptors are counted from two observation points in Veracruz, Mexico, as they head south to their wintering grounds. The spectacle spans 25 species, including up to 2 million Broad-winged Hawks. During[...]
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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