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Ornithology

Ornithology

Spring Bird Walks-Sold Out

Celebrate spring by searching The Morton Arboretum grounds for nature’s brightly colored pageant of spring birds. Dates vary starting April 19. Two sections.

Habitats and Humanity-Canceled

Gain a new perspective on our local woodlands, wetlands, and prairies in this field-based ecological monitoring class at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, April 24-May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and 2 Saturdays, April 26-May 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bumps in the Night-Canceled

Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fall Birds Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting Saturday November 2, 8:00–10:30 a.m. Multiple sections.

Birds of the Rock River Valley-Canceled

Explore the Lowden-Miller State Forest and discover a winter birding hot spot with The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m..-12:00 p.m.

New! The Birds We Don’t See

Join Denis Kania to discover the stories behind the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon as well as conservation success stories such as the Whooping Crane, California Condor, Peregrine Falcon, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. Starting Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Field Study: Birds of Winter

Learn techniques for accurately identifying Illinois' winter birds, spot species that are in the area this winter, and meet the migratory species that overwinter in our region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, January 5-February 2, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Beginning Birdwatching

In this single morning workshop for beginners, learn how to find birds, discuss equipment, what to wear, keeping track of your observations, and more at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Winter Bird Walk

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. Saturday dates, January 18, February 15, or March 15, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

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