Bird Walks

Schedule and Location


Thornhill Education Center (register now)

  • Section A: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. with Phyllis Mertz (CANCELED)
  • Section B: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. with Jay Sturner
  • Section C: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. with Ron Skleney



Locations Varies (registration opens February 19)

  • Section A: April 20 with Phyllis Mertz at Thornhill Shelter
  • Section B: May 11 with Vicky Sroczynski at Big Rock Visitor Station
  • Section C: May 18 with Jay Sturner at Thornhill Shelter
  • Section D: June 15 with Jay Sturner at Thornhill Shelter

Fees and Registration

$10.00 member
$14.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Search 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.

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Course Details

  • 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.
Bird Walks