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

September 2018
Tue, Sep 25 • 8 AM
Free

Tuesday Mornings are for the Birds!

Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Wed, Sep 26 • 5 PM
Free

Following Migration

Orland Grassland, Orland Park
Bird The PreservesFri, Sep 28 • 8 AM
Free

Deer Grove East Bird Walk

Deer Grove East, Palatine
Bird The PreservesSat, Sep 29 • 7:30 am
Free

Burnham Prairie Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie, Burnham
October 2018
Tue, Oct 2 • 8 AM
Free

Tuesday Mornings are for the Birds!

Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Fri, Oct 5 • 8 AM
Free

Bird Walks

Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Bird The PreservesSat, Oct 6 • 8 AM
Free

Bird Walks at River Trail

River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
Bird The PreservesSat, Oct 6 • 8 AM
Free

Plum Creek Meadow Bird Walk

Plum Creek Meadow, Chicago Heights
Bird The PreservesSun, Oct 7 • 8 AM
Free

Palos Bird Walk

McGinnis Slough, Orland Park
Tue, Oct 9 • 8 AM
Free

Tuesday Mornings are for the Birds!

Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Bird The PreservesSat, Oct 20 • 6 PM
Free

Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove, Chicago
Sat, Oct 20 • 6 PM
Free

Owl Hike

Bemis Woods North, Westchester
Bird The PreservesFri, Oct 26 • 8:30 am
Free

Penny Road Pond Bird Hike

Penny Road Pond, Barrington
November 2018
Bird The PreservesFri, Nov 2 • 9 AM
Free

Crabtree Nature Center Bird Hike

Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Sat, Nov 17 • 6 PM
Free

Owl Hike

Jurgenson Woods, Lansing
Bird The PreservesSat, Nov 17 • 6 PM
Free

Owl Hike at Jurgensen Woods

Jurgenson Woods, Lansing
Bird The PreservesSun, Nov 18 • 1:30 pm
Free

Nocturnal Hunters Owls

River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
Bird The PreservesSun, Nov 25 • 1:30 pm
Free

Feed the Birds

River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County