Programs

Following is a listing of our upcoming bird and wildlife programs. To receive notice of future programs and field trips, please sign up to receive our email newsletter (click link). You can also follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook page.

Programs are held at  Heller Nature Center at 2821 Ridge Road in Highland Park, Illinois 60035 (directions) unless otherwise noted. All programs are open and free to the public unless noted. Membership is not required to attend these programs. Donations to support our coffee & snacks are welcome but not required. Good deal, huh? If you like our programming, here are ways to support our organization.

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It’s a winter finch irruption year for Illinois, with species like Common Redpolls, Red Crossbills, White-winged Crossbills and Evening Grosbeaks making rare local appearances as they travel farther south than usual because of poor cone[...]
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Despite the rich bird life of the eastern Amazon basin, few birders have visited the Belém Area of Endemism in northeastern Brazil – one of at least eight regions in Amazonia with unique species found[...]
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Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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As even non-birders know from The Big Year book and film, traditional Big Years involve driving and flying thousands of miles to see as many species as possible in a given geographical location in 365[...]
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