Jan 12 – Jan 17 all-day
12:00 am
The Lower Rio Grande Valley is home to 540 bird species with specialties ranging from Green Jay, Great Kiskadee and Almatira Oriole to Buff-bellied and Black-chinned Hummingbird, Curve-billed and Long-billed Thrashers, Aplomado Falcon and many[...]
Lower Rio Grande Valley
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[...]
Zoom Online
12:00 pm
This event is postponed and expected to be rescheduled Meet-and-greet the resident birds of prey at Wings and Talons, a nonprofit raptor education organization in Itasca. Highlights will include a Gyrfalcon – the largest falcon[...]
Wings and Talons
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Lake County is home to eight species of bat. Eric Ness, Lake County Forest Preserve District wildlife ecologist, will introduce us to each species, their unique life history characteristics and ecological roles, LCFPD’s efforts to[...]
Location To Be Determined
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am
Annual Illinois Ornithological Society event. Pre-registration required. Watch the Lake Cook Audubon email or visit for details.  Attendance is limited. Members of Illinois Ornithological Society get advance opportunity to register. The Gull Frolic is[...]
Gull Frolic at Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club
7:00 pm
In the 1960s, birds’ eggs in multiple museum collections were famously used to link declining raptor populations to the use of the pesticide DDT, based on patterns of eggshell thinning over time. Since then, bird[...]
Location To Be Determined
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am
8:00 am
Our annual search for migrating loons and other waterfowl will be a multi-stop tour that begins at Diamond Lake in Mundelein and proceeds to other lakes in the area based on scouting reports. This is[...]
Diamond Lake
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
  Check out Lake Glenview for migrating waterfowl, one other waterfowl stop, then drive a short distance to Air Station Prairie to listen and watch for American Woodcocks ‘peenting’ and doing their mating displays at[...]
Meet at Glenview Park District's Park Center
Apr 17 @ 7:30 am
7:30 am
Target birds are Smith’s and Lapland Longspurs, plus the first wave of shorebirds. Directions: Take I-55 to Exit 279A, Route 45-LaGrange Rd. south; turn west on 179h St., then south on 104th Ave about two[...]
Orland Grassland South
7:00 pm
The Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area was established in 2016 after years of effort, following a land donation by the Friends of the Kankakee. Located 90 minutes south of Chicago, it was created[...]
Location To Be Determined
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Save the Date – April 22 -24, 2022. Details to come at Illinois Audubon Society website. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
May 1 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
One of the jewels of Chicago birding, thanks in part to massive volunteer restoration efforts, LaBagh can be teeming with migrants on a good day. Pre-registration required. Send an email to Your participation will[...]
Labagh Woods - Picnic Grove #3
May 7 all-day
12:00 am
Every year since 1972, volunteers have participated in this one-day count across the entire state of Illinois to help measure bird populations. If you’re interested, contact Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
Adam Sell Lake County; Alan Anderson Cook County
May 8 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
Local songbird magnet for  Mother’s Day. Lake County warbler hotspot along the Des Plaines River, a rich oak and maple woodland where migrants frequently land on their journey north. Leader: Charlotte Pavelka and Doug Reitz 847-549-8814[...]
Daniel Wright Woods
7:00 am
Another hotspot along the Des Plaines River corridor that can yield some of the most sought-after migrants, like the Hooded Warbler that nested there last year and the Cerulean Warbler that hung out at eye[...]
Ryerson Conservation Area
May 14 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
Best spot in Chicagoland for Black Terns, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, Common Gallinules and more. Directions: From IL 137 (Buckley Rd.), turn slight right onto W. Peterson Rd., right onto IL 60, left onto IL 120/Belvidere Rd.,[...]
Glacial Park
7:00 am
Migration should be peaking, Montrose should be jumping, and if we’re lucky, Piping Plovers, will have returned to nest in the dunes. Leader: Ted Wolff (312) 498-5559 Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:00 am
Over 116 species of birds have been observed in the preserve including resident populations of waterfowl and herons. The site contains an interesting wet meadow which is dominated by sedges, rushes and a few wetland[...]
Reed Turner Woodland Preserve
12:00 am
Located on Lake Huron, Tawas is one of the busiest migrant spots in the Midwest and also home to breeding Kirtland’s Warblers. Limit 12. Member priority. Email for details. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
Tawas, Michigan
May 21 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
This Lake County Forest Preserve property is a great spot for lingering migrants and nesters, with species including Blue-winged, Hooded and Cerulean warblers spotted singing and possibly breeding at the same time last year. Directions:[...]
Lyons Woods
7:00 am
Woodland trail loops around through multiple habitats that can be filled with songbirds, savanna birds and water birds. Prior years walks here included Hood Warbler and a Brewster’s Warbler, which is a hybrid Blue-winged and[...]
Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve
May 26 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
NEW! One of Lake County’s newest forest preserves. Considered a birdwatcher’s paradise, more than 116 species of birds have been observed here, including a resident population of waterfowl and herons–the site’s namesake. Six state endangered[...]
Heron Creek Forest Preserve