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Birding at Goose Lake Prairie

Schedule and Location

Rescheduled: Saturday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Goose Lake Visitor Center

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Visit one of the largest remnant prairies in Illinois and an Audubon-designated “Important Bird Area”  for a late spring bird walk.

Situated in Morris, Illinois, more than half of Goose Lake Prairie is a dedicated nature preserve and provides important nesting habitat for endangered or threatened birds, such as the Henslow's sparrow. ​​​​​​​​Other species that have been documented there include Sora, Virginia Rail, King Rail, Sandhill Crane, Common Moorhen, Northern Harrier, Least Bittern, American Bittern, Pied-billed Grebe and Sedge Wren.

You will meet your guide at the Goose Lake Visitor Center before heading out onto the prairie.

This program has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, June 8, 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

Course number



Vicky Sroczynski

Course Details

  • Notes: Held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk two to three miles over uneven terrain. Wear long pants, close toed shoes or boots that can stand getting wet, a wide-brimmed hat and light, loose-fitting clothing. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring water and a snack. Bathroom facilities are available at the site. Driving directions will be provided. Limit 20
  • Supplies: Bring binoculars and field guides; spotting scopes and cameras will be useful if you have them.

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