Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. Join us to learn about migrants and year-round resident birds with an expert guide. Please be prepared to spend most of the class outdoors; no prior experience in birding is necessary.

Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Limit 20
Supplies: Binoculars and a field guide will be useful. A small number of binoculars will be available for check out on a first come first served basis.
Recommended ages: Children ages 12 and up welcome with adult registrant.


Course number


Schedule and Location

Winter Session 
Saturdays, January 20, February 17, or March 17, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: January 20 with Phyllis Mertz
  • Section B: February 17 with Phyllis Mertz
  • Section C: March 17 with Vicky Sroczynski


Spring Session
Saturdays, April 21, May 5, May 19, or  June 16, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location Varies

  • Section A: April 21 with Ron Skleney at Thornhill Shelter
  • Section B: May 5 with Jay Sturner at Big Rock Visitor Station
  • Section C: May 19 with Vicky Sroczynski at Thornhill Shelter
  • Section D: June 16 with Phyllis Mertz Thornhill Shelter

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$10.00 members
$14.00 nonmembers

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.