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McKinley to McKinley Bird Adventure

Event information

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 12 and 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 Anthony Schalk

Event details

Take your birding further by joining a hike along the I&M Canal Trail between the two McKinley Woods preserve access points. On the trail we will look for birds hunting in and above the water, hear them singing in the shrubs and possibly even spot some of the very first fall migrants on their way down south. The canal trail runs between two unique habitats, providing unparalleled views of the birds that inhabit them.


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Sept. 2: 815-722-9470.


This hike will be no longer than 4.5 miles and take place on uneven, natural 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.