Bird Walks


A blue bird is sitting on a branchSearch 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


Summer Session (register below)

Saturdays, August 18 or September 15, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Thornhill Shelter

  • Section B: August 18  with Phyllis Mertz
  • Section C: September 15 with Ron Skleney


Fall Session (registration opens August 21)

Saturdays, October 20, November 17, and December 15, 2018, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Thornhill Shelter

  • Section A: October 20 with Vicky Sroczynski
  • Section B: November 17 with Phyllis Mertz
  • Section C: December 15 with Jay Sturner


Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$10.00 member
$14.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.


Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.