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Early Morning Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

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

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Messenger Marsh

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An eastern kingbird calling while perched on a wooden post. Photo courtesy of Joe Viola

Event details

Migration has wound down, and nesting is going strong. Summer days warm fast, so getting out early can offer a better chance to find active birds. Birds found this time of year are likely nesting and here for the rest of the summer.

Join this guided hike as we search for summer resident birds. You might be surprised to find out which birds nest in our area. Beginners are welcome and encouraged as this is a great way to gain birding knowledge.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Friday, June 23: 708-946-2216.


Be sure to dress for the weather. 

Participants will enjoy a hike of 1.5 miles to 2 miles on paved and 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.