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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.

Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Special Event Sat, Aug 20 • 9 am

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Aug 20 • 10 am

Hummers Galore

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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Wed, Aug 24 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Thu, Aug 25 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Intro to Bird ID

Zoom Presentation
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 27 • 8 am

Birdability Bird Watching

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Aug 28 • 7 am

Early Birders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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Wed, Aug 31 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
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Thu, Sep 1 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Sep 3 • 10 am

Nest Search

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Sep 4 • 10 am

Nest Search

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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Wed, Sep 7 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Sep 8 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
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Wed, Sep 14 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Sep 15 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
#BirdThePreserves logo
Sat, Sep 17 • 7 am

Illinois Young Birders Guided Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
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Tue, Sep 20 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
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Wed, Sep 21 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
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Thu, Sep 22 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Sep 22 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Birding and Technology

Zoom Presentation
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Sep 23 • 12 pm

Bird Painting Step-by-Step: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Sep 25 • 9 am

Fall Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Sep 28 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Sep 29 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 5 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Oct 6 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 12 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 19 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 26 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Oct 27 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Intermediate Bird ID

Zoom Presentation
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Oct 30 • 9 am

Fall Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305