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.
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.
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am
Registration Required. The Puerto Rican Parrot is one of the world’s most endangered birds. The population has rebounded from just 13 in 1975 to over 600 today, thanks to a multi-agency effort that has included[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
Radar has become an important tool for tracking bird movements. Well-known local birder Geoff Williamson will explain how radar can detect birds, how scientists are using it, how birders can use it during migration to[...]
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
From American Golden-Plovers that migrate through central Illinois to thrushes and vireos that cross the Gulf of Mexico, migrating birds need a lot of TLC to get to their breeding grounds in North America. Illinois[...]
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
River otters have returned to the Chicago area in 2015 after decades of absence caused by trapping, habitat destruction and poor water quality. Chris Anchor, senior wildlife biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook[...]
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – May 19 @ 1:00 pm
Birding by the Big Lake Spring Gathering 2019 May 17-19 hosted by Lake-Cook Chapter Lake/Cook Chapter is hosting the 2019 Illinois Audubon Society Spring Gathering, which will draw IAS members from around the state. The[...]
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