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Birds and Wildlife

Ornithology

Spring bird migration begins earlier than most people realize. Many species are already on the move in February. Waterfowl are the first to make major migration moves. As soon as the ice begins to leave our lakes and ponds waterfowl start pushing north. Three Saturdays, February 16, March 2, and March 9, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Hear two ornithologists debate each other about which bird should become the new democratically elected state bird of Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for birds. The third Saturday of each month, August 17 through December 21, 2019, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Do your part to keep bees and other pollinators busy this summer at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon
How do animals decide that it is time to migrate? How do they prepare for their perilous journeys? Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration. Two Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In this focused workshop, enjoy the spring warbler migration while learning about identification, arrival dates, migration patterns, habitat preferences, and daily feeding techniques at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Fridays, May 3 and 10, 2019, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to identify the sparrows found along woodland edges, wetlands, and grasslands at The Morton Arboretum. This class has been canceled. Three Days: Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and two Fridays, September 27, and October 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Learn the identifying characteristics of local shorebirds. Learn the types and characteristics of shorebirds found in northern Illinois in the classroom, then spend a morning searching local hotspots to identify these birds in the field. Two days: Thursday, August 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:00 to noon.
Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in our region. Four Saturdays, June 8 through 29, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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