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Early Morning Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2023

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

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Kankakee Sands Preserve

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A dickcissel perched on vegetation. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Beat the heat and find the early birds by coming to this early-morning guided hike. Kankakee Sands Preserve is great habitat for prairie birds, and this is a great time of year to search for them. Beginning birders are welcome as this is a great way to learn birds and birding. Bring along binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Dress to hike the trails in search of birds.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Saturday, July 1: 708-946-2216.


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.