The Morton Arboretum logo

Birds

Ornithology

View the variety of wading birds that nest at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, located just east of the town of Plainfield in northern Will County. Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Celebrate spring by searching the Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Saturdays, April 15, May 20, or June 17, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Learn the fundamentals of bird anatomy and tips for sketching from photos, specimen as well as live birds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 6, or Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How do animals and insects fly? Read stories and play games to learn how different animals fly, where they live, and how they use trees and other plants for shelter and food. Observe beautiful birds and fluttering butterflies up close at The Morton Arboretum. Monday through Friday, June 19 through 23 or July 17 through 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, or July 10 through 14, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Look for magnificent Bald Eagles (and other birds) at one of the most spectacular places to find them in west-central Illinois, Starved Rock State Park. (Sold Out) Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 21 or February 18, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., or March 18, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn about hummingbirds, the “acrobats of the air,” with expert global birder Denis Kania at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Visit the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge to observe and learn about the fall migration of the sandhill cranes. (Sold Out) Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attract birds to your backyard in this DIY workshop, in partnership with Chicago’s Rebuilding Exchange at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In this intensive workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 7, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Pages