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Ornithology

Ornithology

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.

Sparrows of DuPage County

Learn how to identify those 'Little Brown Jobs' along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Sundays, October 6-20, 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Restoration Forum: Getting Ahead of Invasive Species

Threats from invasive species are some of the biggest challenges facing our natural areas today.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of The Morton Arboretum for fall birds with an expert guide. Saturdays, dates vary, through December, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Natural History of Birds: Evolution

Learn the origin and geographic distribution of birds, diversification, relationships, and the role of ornithologists at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary. Tuesdays, October 8–22 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. & 2 Saturdays, October 12–19 from 8:00–11:00 a.m.

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