Event calendar

Rivers of Color: Birding by Boat

Event information

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 14 or older. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove

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A great blue heron standing on a log in the water. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Take your birding to the next level and view them from the water! From a safe distance, explore birds of every color in places 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, including life jackets.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 10: 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.