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Birding By Boat

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 14 or older. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Take your birding to the next level and view them from the water! From a safe distance, explore birds and their habitats that can only be seen by boat.

Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. All equipment is provided.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Aug. 5: 815-722-9470.


Previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program and not an instructional paddling program.

The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.