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Bird The Preserves Events

The #BirdThePreserves initiative launched in 2016 to promote the Forest Preserves as a world-class destination for birding—and to expose new audiences to this popular activity. Learn more about #BirdThePreserves.

April 2021

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Apr 17 • 8 am

Morning Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Apr 17 • 1 pm

Fledgling Bird Adventure

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Apr 18 • 9:30 am

Waterfowl Nesting

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Tue, Apr 20 • 8:30 am

Bird Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Tue, Apr 20 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Apr 24 • 7 am

Early Morning Bird Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

May 2021

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 2 • 9 am

Bird Banding

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, May 7 • 7:30 am

Spring Bird Walk

Deer Grove-East • Cook County, IL 60074 (near Palatine)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 8 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, May 14 • 7:30 am

Spring Bird Walk

Beverly Lake • Cook County, IL 60010 (near Barrington)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, May 15 • 7 am

Early Morning Bird Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
#BirdThePreserves logo
Mon, May 17 • 7:30 am

Spring Bird Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Tue, May 25 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, May 28 • 7 am

Spring Bird Walk

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, May 29 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Watch

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

June 2021

#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, Jun 4 • 7 am

Spring Bird Walk

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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