Field Trips

Please join us on a field trip. There is no experience required. You should bring binoculars for each participant and dress for the weather. Trips function rain or shine.

  • Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge for participation. Some trips have participation limits with prior registration required and are identified as such. At times, members may receive priority due to participation limitations. But you do not have to be a member of Illinois Audubon Society or the Lake Cook Chapter to participate in most of  our events. Good deal, huh? If you like our field trip programming, here are ways to support our organization.
  • Young people who can participate without supervision are welcome. For field trips and programs geared for budding young birders and naturalists we recommend investigating the Illinois Young Birders
  • Learn about membership in the Lake Cook Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society here.
  • If you wish to be notified about upcoming field trips and programs please register to receive email updates. Field trip details listed on this website are subject to change.
  • Please! Leave your pets at home.
May 25 @ 6:30 am
6:30 am
The Grove is a favorite spring stop with both land and water habitat. See warblers and other migrants up close and personal. Directions: East side of Milwaukee Ave., south of Lake St. Follow the road[...]
The Grove
Jun 2 @ 7:30 am
7:30 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
Jun 6 – Jun 10 all-day
12:00 am
Sold Out. If you’ve never seen Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Common Eiders or boreal birds like Spruce and Ruffed Grouse, Boreal Chickadee and Black-backed Woodpecker, here’s your chance! Led by Red Hill Birding’s Josh[...]
4:00 pm
Bird Illinois Beach State Park South, BYO picnic dinner, and go Whip-poor-willing after dark. Directions From US-41, turn east on Wadsworth Rd., drive 2 miles into the park, park in Nature Center lot. Leader: CiCi Birnberg[...]
Illinois Beach State Park - South Unit