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Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
12:00 am
Overnight trip to see the spectacle of spring waterfowl migration at two of Illinois’ premier wetlands. We’ll bird the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin-Hopper Lakes on Saturday morning, then head to the Havana for Sunday[...]
Hennepin Hopper & Emiquon
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3:00 pm
Afternoon birding for waterfowl on Lake Glenview, dinner at a local restaurant, and American Woodcock watching at Air Station Prairie at dusk. Dress for ticks which are possible along the paths at Air Station Prairie.[...]
Meet at Glenview Park District's Park Center
7:00 pm
Over 300 million years ago, dragonflies with 2-1/2-foot wingspans ruled the air. Today their descendants number more than 100 species in Illinois alone, providing a visual feast for nature lovers from May to October. McHenry[...]
Heller Nature Center
12:00 am
All-day trip to see flocks of stopover American Golden Plover resting in ag fields plus early passerines, waterfowl and other shorebirds in central Illinois. Carpooling required, maximum four cars. To register (required): email renabird3@gmail.com Read[...]
Coles County, IL
7:00 pm
Note: OPTIONAL 6 PM BIRD WALK before the program. Meet in the Heller parking lot.  Bring binoculars! After the program, we will also listen and look for American Woodcock doing their mating display right outside[...]
Heller Nature Center
7:00 am
NEW! Followup to our January program about LaBagh’s rich birdlife & more. LaBagh is on the corner of Cicero and Foster Ave., park in Irene Hernandez Picnic Grove lot on Foster, just east of Cicero.[...]
Labagh Woods
7:30 am
NEW! 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[...]
Orland Grassland South
7:00 am
Early landbird migrants. Directions: Meet at the Willow Rd. entrance just east of the Edens Expressway (the sign says Erickson Woods). From the north you should take Edens X-way south exiting at Tower Road. Turn[...]
Erickson Woods
May 6 all-day
12:00 am
Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake County assignments(630-725-6660) or Alan Anderson for Cook County assignments (casresearch@comcast.net or 847-390-7437). Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogleLinkedIn
Contact Joel Greenberg for Lake County assignments
May 7 @ 6:30 am
6:30 am
Who’s migrating today? Directions: East side of Milwaukee Ave., south of Lake St. Meet in west (2nd) parking lot by Redfield Estate (the second parking lot). Just follow the road into the preserve. Read more...Share[...]
The Grove
May 9 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
This Field Trip is now fully subscribed. An additional LaBagh field trip has been added for April 27. NEW! Followup to our January program about LaBagh’s rich birdlife & more. LaBagh is on the corner[...]
Labagh Woods
6:45 am
Warbler spectacle! Field Trips begin at 6:45AM and 7:15AM. You must register for the trip of your choice. Limit 18 per time slot. To register (required): email renabird3@gmail.com Directions: From Deerfield Rd., turn north on[...]
Ryerson Conservation Area
7:00 am
Spring migration is in full swing – warblers and more await! Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right (east) at the Bait Shop (Montrose Harbor Dr.) and park on[...]
Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
7:00 pm
Nightjars like Eastern Whip-poor-will, Common Nighthawk and Chuck-will’s-widow arrive in Illinois in spring, stay to breed, and provide some of summer’s best nocturnal birding. Illinois Natural History Survey biologist Tara Beveroth will discuss the natural[...]
Heller Nature Center
May 17 @ 7:00 am
7:00 am
An underbirded migrant hotspot. Directions: Preserve is located on north side of Rte. 173 just east of Hwy. 41. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogleLinkedIn
Van Patten Woods
May 19 – May 21 all-day
12:00 am
Details to come at www.illinoisaudubon.org. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogleLinkedIn
Kane County, Illinois
May 27 @ 6:45 am
6:45 am
Expect a Bobolink bonanza and more at Lake County’s best spot for grassland and marsh birds. Directions: From I-94, exit Grand Ave. west to Rollins Rd., then left (west) on Rollins and south on Drury[...]
Rollins Savanna
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
12:00 am
Highlights of this multi-stop trip will include The Nature Conservancy’s Baxter’s Hollow in Baraboo on Saturday (target birds include Acadian Flycatcher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Cerulean Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Hooded Warbler) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife[...]
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Members and non-members alike are invited to join us for our annual potluck dinner. This is a great opportunity to socialize, provide feedback on our year of programs and field trips. Also enjoy a sneak[...]
Heller Nature Center