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

 


Birding Events

May 2019

Bird The PreservesSat, May 25 • 8:30 am
Free

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesThu, May 30 • 7:30 am
Free

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods, Evanston

June 2019

Bird The PreservesSat, Jun 1 • 6:30 am
Free

Bird Hike

Plum Creek Meadow, Chicago Heights
Bird The PreservesWed, Jun 5 • 7 AM
Free

Bird Hike

Penny Road Pond, Barrington
Thu, Jun 13 • 5 PM
Free

Oriole Express

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesSun, Jun 16 • 5 PM
Free

Bird Hike

Penny Road Pond, Barrington
Bird The PreservesSat, Jun 29 • 7:30 am
Free

Bird Walk

Plum Creek Meadow, Chicago Heights

August 2019

Fri, Aug 2 • 5 PM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Bird The PreservesTue, Aug 6 • 8 AM
Free

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove, Chicago
Sat, Aug 10 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 11 • 1 PM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Don't MissSat, Aug 17 • 9 AM
Free

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sun, Aug 18 • 9:30 am
Free

Late Summer Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest
Sun, Aug 18 • 1 PM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont
Sat, Aug 31 • 10 AM
Free

Hummingbird Sit

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