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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 2019

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, May 11 • 6 am

Big Sit

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 11 • 6 am

“The Big Sit” Birdwatching

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, May 11 • 7 am

Morning Bird Walks

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, May 11 • 7:30 am

Birding Trip to Skokie Lagoons

Erickson Woods • Cook County, IL 60093 (near Winnetka)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Sat, May 11 • 9 am

World Migratory Bird Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, May 11 • 11 am

International Migratory Bird Day and #BirdThePreserves Big Sit

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Tue, May 14 • 8 am

Tuesday Mornings are for the Birds!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, May 16 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
Fri, May 17 • 7:30 am

Bird Hike

Beverly Lake • Cook County, IL 60010 (near Barrington)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, May 18 • 7 am

Morning Bird Walks

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, May 18 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Burnham Prairie • Burnham, IL 60633
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Sat, May 18 • 8:30 am

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sun, May 19 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Jurgenson Woods • Cook County, IL 60476 (near Thornton)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 19 • 8 am

Migration Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, May 19 • 1 pm

Birding Basics

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Tue, May 21 • 7:30 am

Bird Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, May 23 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center building in Lemont
Sat, May 25 • 8:30 am

Sagawau Bird Hikes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, May 30 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Perkins Woods • Evanston, IL 60201

June 2019

Sat, Jun 1 • 6:30 am

Bird Hike

Plum Creek Meadow • Cook County, IL 60411 (near Chicago Heights)
Wed, Jun 5 • 7 am

Bird Hike

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
#BirdThePreserves logo
Sat, Jun 15 • 7 am

#BirdThePreserves & Bartel Grassland Volunteer Day

Bartel Grassland • Cook County, IL 60477 (near Tinley Park)
Sun, Jun 16 • 5 pm

Bird Hike

Penny Road Pond • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sat, Jun 29 • 7:30 am

Bird Walk

Plum Creek Meadow • Cook County, IL 60411 (near Chicago Heights)

August 2019

#BirdThePreserves logo
Tue, Aug 6 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
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