Sign up for bird watching programs this summer – Daily Herald

  A great blue heron takes flight while searching for food at the Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin. Join naturalists to learn how to ID birds during “Summer Bird Watching.” BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer, 2010
Enjoy the changing seasons as you hike, look, and listen for the birds inhabiting the local forest preserves this summer.
Forest Preserve District naturalists will cover basic bird identification skills and share a few interesting stories along the way during “Summer Bird Watching.”
They are offering two identical sessions of this program.
The first program will be 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, at Burnidge Forest Preserve, 14N035 Coombs Road in Elgin.
The second program will be 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve, 42W797 Rohrsen Road in Hampshire.
Advance registration is required for these free, all-ages programs.
To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email
For information on more programs and the amenities at the local preserves, visit
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