Event calendar

Early Morning Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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A bluebird perched on a bluebird box. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

It’s getting close to the end of summer, and the birds are starting to get restless about heading south. This can be a confusing time to birdwatch, because many young birds have grown enough to be as large as the adults, but don’t quite have the adult colors yet. Join us on this guided hike as we go through the varied habitats of Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve in search of late summer birds. Beginning birders are welcome as this is a great way to learn birds and birding.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Friday, Aug. 11: 708-946-2216.


Bring along binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Dress to hike the trails in search of birds.

The hike will be 1.5 miles to 2 miles on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. 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.