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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.

December 2021

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Dec 4 • 10 am

Winter Bird Watching

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Dec 5 • 11 am

Bird Feeding

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Dec 15 • 4:30 pm

Twilight Bird Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, Dec 17 • 7 pm

River Trail Nightlife: Owl Prowl

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Dec 19 • 5:30 am

Dawn Owl Prowl

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Dec 19 • 1 pm

Frozen Feathers

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Dec 26 • 10 am

Winter Ornithology

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Tue, Dec 28 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center

January 2022

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Jan 2 • 10 am

Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Jan 8 • 8:30 am

Winter Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Fri, Jan 14 • 7 pm

Owl Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Thu, Jan 20 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Getting Started

Zoom Presentation
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Jan 22 • 10 am

Feeder Watch

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

February 2022

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Feb 18 • 7 pm

Owl Prowl

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Thu, Feb 24 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Intro to Bird ID

Zoom Presentation
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Feb 27 • 9 am

Woodpecker Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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