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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.

June 2021

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Tue, Jun 29 • 9 am

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

July 2021

River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Jul 10 • 6 am

Early Risers

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Jul 10 • 10 am

Beginners Bird ID Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Jul 11 • 7 am

Birding 101: Early Morning

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Wed, Jul 14 • 9 am

Hooray for Herons

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Jul 18 • 1:30 pm

Hummingbird Happiness

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

August 2021

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Wed, Aug 4 - Fri, Aug 6 • 10 am

Hummingbird Garden Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Aug 7 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Feeder Care

Facebook Live from Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Sun, Aug 8 • 1 pm

Who are the Hummingbirds?

Zoom Presentation
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Wed, Aug 11 - Fri, Aug 13 • 10 am

Hummingbird Garden Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Aug 14 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Tue, Aug 17 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Wed, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 20 • 10 am

Hummingbird Garden Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Thu, Aug 19 • 6 pm

Be a Better Birder: Tips for Learning to Identify Bird Songs

Zoom Presentation
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Special Event Sat, Aug 21 • 9 am

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Aug 22 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 22 • 1 pm

Hummers Galore

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Wed, Aug 25 - Fri, Aug 27 • 10 am

Hummingbird Garden Chat

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Aug 28 • 7:30 am

Early Migration Bird Walk

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

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Aug 28 • 10 am

Observación de colibríes (en Español)

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Aug 28 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

September 2021

Wed, Sep 1 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Sep 8 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Thu, Sep 9 • 7 pm

Birding Basics

Zoom Presentation
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Sep 12 • 9 am

Birding Basics

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Wed, Sep 15 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Sep 18 • 9 am

Bird Banding

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Sep 18 • 10 am

Bilingual Bird Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Sep 19 • 8 am

Guided Bird Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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