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Migratory Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 7 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

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A great blue heron standing atop a nesting platform. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Many birds use Lake Renwick to rest and refuel during migration. Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. A limited supply of binoculars will be available for loan.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 2: 815-722-9470.


The group will meet at the visitor center at the Renwick Road entrance. No dogs or bicycles please. 

Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natural surfaces across 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.