Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Meet at Glenview Park District's Park Center
This event has been cancelled. Afternoon birding for waterfowl on Lake Glenview, dinner at Whole Foods, and American Woodcock watching at Air Station Prairie at dusk. If you only want to join us for Woodcock[...]
Apr 18 @ 7:30 am Orland Grassland
This event is cancelled. NEW! Orland Grassland is the sister preserve to Orland Grassland South, where Lake Cook chapter has birded in late April for the last several years. We will be looking for early[...]
Apr 26 @ 7:00 am Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
This field trip is cancelled. First wave of passerine arrivals gets us in the swing of spring migration. This is the first of two spring field trips to Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, everyone’s favorite Chicago[...]
May 1 – May 3 all-day Details to come
This event has been cancelled 2020 Vision on the River May 1-3, 2020 Illinois River Valley Emiquon/Chautauqua Area Details at Illinois Audubon as they are available. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
May 7 @ 8:00 am Crabtree Nature Center
Early Spring arrivals may include warblers, vireos, Black-crowned Night Heron and a possible King Rail. Directions: Take Willow Rd./Palatine Rd. west, turn north into preserve (Stover Rd.) one mile west of Barrington Rd. Meet at[...]
May 9 all-day Contact Adam Sell or Beau Schaefer for Lake County assignments
Contact Adam Sell  (847) 910-7813) or Beau Schaefer (847) 337-3602 for Lake County assignments. Contact Alan Anderson for Cook County assignments ( or (847) 390-7437). Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
May 10 @ 7:00 am Labagh Woods - Picnic Grove #3
Warblers and vireos, oh my! One of the jewels of Chicago birding. Early spring migrants. Directions: Enter LaBagh on Cicero north of Foster. We will meet in Picnic Grove #3. (Do NOT go to the[...]
May 12 @ 7:00 am Oak Spring Canoe Launch
NEW! Bird on Des Plaines River in Libertyville. Read more...Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedIn
May 16 @ 7:00 am Daniel Wright Woods
Local magnet for migrating songbirds and more. One of Lake County’s best migratory warbler locations. Directions: From Waukegan Rd., turn west on Everett Rd. in Lake Forest, drive to the end (St. Mary’s Rd), and[...]
May 18 @ 6:45 am Ryerson Conservation Area
Spring migration is at its peak. Last year’s early May walk here was highlighted by a Cerulean Warbler at eye level as well as many other migrants. Directions: From Deerfield Rd., turn north on Riverwoods[...]
May 21 @ 7:00 am Van Patten Woods
An underbirded migrant hotspot with good possibilities for many warblers, vireos, flycatchers and other passerines. Directions: Preserve is located on north side of Rte. 173 just east of Hwy. 41. Turn into the preserve, take[...]
May 23 @ 7:00 am Chicago Botanic Garden
More migrant fun. Directions: Chicago Botanic Garden entrance is on Lake/Cook Road between Green Bay Rd. and the Edens Expressway/US 41. Meet at Visitors Center. Arrive early or carpool with Garden members to ensure free[...]
May 26 @ 7:00 am Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve
Woodland trail loops around through multiple habitats that can be filled with songbirds, savanna birds and water birds. Last year’s walk here included Hood Warbler and a Brewster’s Warbler, which is a hybrid Blue-winged and[...]
May 30 @ 7:00 am Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary
Spring migration is winding down, but late migrants like Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Mourning Warbler can be here at this time along with other spring beauties. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit.[...]
May 31 @ 7:00 am Lyons Woods
NEW! Great spot for lingering migrants and nesters, including tanagers, warblers, vireos, flycatchers and more. Directions: The entrance is on Blanchard Road, just west of Sheridan Road, north of Bowen Park and south of Yorkhouse[...]
Jun 6 @ 7:30 am McHenry Dam
Target birds include Prothonotary, Yellow-throated and Pine Warblers along a looped trail. Directions: From I-294, exit Rt. 176 and go west 17 miles to River Rd. Turn north, drive 2.5 miles to entrance on left,[...]
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day Great Salt Lake, Utah, and environs
Great Salt Lake, mountain and sage/juniper birding with local experts can yield up to 150 species including standouts like Flammulated Owl, Cassia Crossbill, Black Swift, Lewis’s Woodpecker and the incredible Phalarope spectacle on the Great[...]