10602 Haas Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
Travel to Sand Bluff Bird Observatory near Rockford to see bird banding, with optional birding nearby afterward.
Located within Colored Sands Forest Preserve in Northwest Winnebago County, Illinois, Sand Bluff Bird Observatory is one of the largest small-bird banding operations in the country that is open to the public. Originally purchased in 1964 as a working farm, it has been converted back into prairie over many years.
Co-sponsored with Heller Nature Center, Park District of Highland Park.