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Ornithology

Ornithology

Birding by Ear

Learn how to identify birds that you can hear, but not see at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Tuesdays, May 6-20, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

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.

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.

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.

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