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 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.
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Oct 1 @ 7:00 am
Everyone’s favorite migrant hotspot! Join us to search for late warblers, early sparrows and shorebirds from the Magic Hedge to the beach. Directions: From Lake Shore Dr. take the Montrose Ave. exit east, turn right[...]
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am
Last year’s walk yielded eight sparrow species, dozens of Pine Siskins and other fall migration goodies. We’ll also be looking for late songbirds, early waterfowl, migrating raptors and whatever else we can find in this[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day
First annual HawkFest will include all-day hawkwatches at Fort Sheridan and Illinois Beach State Park, bird walks at multiple sites, rehabbed raptors, and workshops at Lake Forest College. Registration is now open for HawkFest 2016![...]
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am
In the last gasp of fall landbird migration, we will be looking for late sparrows and other species as well as the first wave of migrating waterfowl. Directions: Take Willow Rd./Palatine Rd. west, turn north[...]
Feb 11 all-day
16th annual Illinois Ornithological Society event. Pre-registration required. Watch the Lake Cook Audubon email or visit www.illinoisbirds.org for details. Attendance is limited to first 150 registrants. Members of Illinois Ornithological Society get advance opportunity to[...]
Apr 23 all-day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Read[...]
Apr 29 @ 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[...]
May 4 @ 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[...]
May 11 @ 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 email@example.com Directions: From Deerfield Rd., turn north on[...]
May 13 @ 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[...]
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