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World Migratory Bird Day: Evening Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9303

Location: Monee Reservoir

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A great egret wading in shallow water with grasses behind it. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Celebrate birds on World Migratory Bird Day. While every day can be bird day, this day is celebrated to highlight migratory birds. Many birds migrate to and through our area. Some will stay and nest while others just pass through headed for nesting grounds farther north. This makes it one of the best times of the year to look for birds.

Join us for this guided evening hike through the open fields, woodlands and wetlands of Monee Reservoir to see how many birds we can find. All skill levels are welcome. This is a great way for beginners to find out what birds are in our area and where they might be found.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Friday, May 10: 815-722-9303.


Dress to be outside, and bring your favorite field guide and binoculars.

The hike may be 1.5 miles to 2 miles long on paved and natural surfaced trails. 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.