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Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Viewing

Event information

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 7 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

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A group of 11 double-crested cormorants standing atop a log in the water. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

See the dazzling spectacle of nesting herons, egrets and cormorants! Maybe even see one of our resident bald eagles. The preserve has controlled access during nesting season to minimize disturbances to nesting birds. The only way to view these amazing creatures at Lake Renwick during this time of year is to attend a viewing program.

Volunteers and staff will be at the viewing platform and visitor center to answer questions. Bringing your own binoculars or spotting scope is recommended.


Event requirements

No registration required.

Park in the Renwick Road lot. Please do not bring dogs or bicycles because they are not permitted in the nature preserve.

The viewing platform is accessible via a crushed limestone trail over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.