Birding

Dickcissel-Jim-Phillips

 

New and experienced birders can enjoy this fun and versatile year-round activity while experiencing the many amenities offered throughout the Forest Preserves, including miles of marked trails, major waterways that can be canoed or kayaked, dedicated nature preserves, nature centers and more.

 

Printable Birding Checklist

Whether you are an avid birder or just starting out, track all of your bird sightings by downloading the printable Forest Preserves of Cook County Birding Checklist!

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Top Photo: Dickcissel by Jim Phillips; Timberdoodle photo modified from Flickr user Fyn Kynd Photography

 


Events List Navigation

Birding Events

July 2018
Bird The PreservesSun, Jul 22 • 8 AM
Free

Bird the Preserves at Spears Woods

Spears Woods, Willow Springs
Sat, Jul 28 • 10 AM
Free

Ornithology 101: Hummingbirds

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
August 2018
Sat, Aug 4 • 1 PM
Free

Sagawau Science: Monarch Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 5 • 10 AM
Free

Conservation@Home: Ruby-throat Runway

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, Aug 9 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSat, Aug 11 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 18 • 9 AM
Free

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Aug 19 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesWed, Aug 22 • 8 AM
Free

Bemis Woods Bird Walk

Bemis Woods North, Westchester
Bird The PreservesSat, Aug 25 • 7:30 am
Free

Late Summer Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest
Bird The PreservesSat, Aug 25 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 26 • 1 PM
Free

Bird Beaks

Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 26 • 1 PM
Free

Painting Hummingbirds with Watercolors

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County