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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.

May 2020

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Cancelled Sun, May 10 • 8:30 am

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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Cancelled Thu, May 14 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
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Cancelled Fri, May 15 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Beverly Lake • Cook County, IL 60010 (near Barrington)
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Cancelled Sat, May 16 • 7 am

Spring Morning Bird Walks

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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Cancelled Sat, May 16 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Erickson Woods • Cook County, IL 60093 (near Winnetka)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Cancelled Sat, May 16 • 10 am

Breeding Bird Identification

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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Cancelled Sun, May 17 • 8:30 am

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Cancelled Sun, May 17 • 1:30 pm

Birds of Prey Series: Owls

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
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Cancelled Tue, May 19 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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Cancelled Thu, May 21 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
a group birding at Thatcher Woods
Cancelled Fri, May 22 • 9:30 am

Morning Bird Walks

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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Cancelled Sat, May 23 • 7 am

Spring Morning Bird Walks

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Cancelled Sat, May 23 • 8:30 am

Breeding Bird Identification

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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Cancelled Tue, May 26 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
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Cancelled Thu, May 28 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
Cancelled Fri, May 29 • 7 am

Bird Walk

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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Cancelled Sat, May 30 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie • Burnham, IL 60633

June 2020

two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Thu, Jun 11 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd: Birding Q&A Live

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
Cancelled Fri, Jun 12 • 7 am

Bird Walk

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
A Forest Preserves staff member holding River Trail Nature Center's ambassador barred owl
Fri, Jun 12 • 2 pm

Hawk Talk (with an Owl)

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
Wed, Jun 17 • 10 am

Happy Bird Day!

Facebook Live from Crabtree Nature Center
Wed, Jun 17 • 11 am

Screech… Screech… Hoot… Hoot…

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
a great horned owl in a tree at Crabtree Nature Center
Wed, Jun 17 • 11 am

Meet Our Birds: Great Horned Owl

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
two wildlife biologists banding egrets at Baker's Lake
Wed, Jun 17 • 5 pm

Bird Banding

Facebook Live from Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

July 2020

two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Wed, Jul 15 • 8:30 am

Birding Basics

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Tue, Jul 21 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd: Hummingbirds

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
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Thu, Jul 23 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Jul 28 • 10 am

Introduction to Bird ID Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

August 2020

A ruby-throated humming bird feeding on cardinal flower at Somme. Photo by Lisa Culp.
Sat, Aug 8 • 10 am

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
A ruby-throated humming bird feeding on cardinal flower at Somme. Photo by Lisa Culp.
Sun, Aug 9 • 1 pm

Hummingbird Sit

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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