Conserving Our World

Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Birds Need You

With three billion birds lost since 1970 and two-thirds of North American species at risk from climate change, their survival depends on our immediate action.

Get Involved, Get Outside

From birding, to conservation to education, there are many ways you and your family can be involved with the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society.

The good stewardship of planet Earth.

This cause compels and motivates us at the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society (NIAS). Of course we love birds, but since our founding in 1971 we have embraced a bigger picture, emphasizing the interrelatedness of resource protection, habitat conservation, and connecting people with nature.

With a membership of more than 300 families, our chapter owns, manages, and works to protect two local biodiversity preserves — each with more than 40 acres and hundreds of identified species of plants, animals, and birds.

The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society values equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. Audubon is for everyone. We celebrate the biodiversity in our natural world and we celebrate the diverse members of the human species. We are dedicated to provide a welcoming and judgement-free atmosphere where members of all experience levels, identity groups, and cultural backgrounds are actively encouraged to participate. Conservation efforts are strengthened by diverse experiences, ideas, and knowledge, which will benefit nature and the humans who seek to protect it.

Get Audubon In Your Inbox

Receive our bimonthly newsletter announcing regular activities and events, such as educational programs, bird walks, field trips, and volunteer opportunities at our preserves.

Get Stared with Birding

Get outside and start birding at one of our many birding locations. Browse our resources and get tips.

Get Connected, Stay Involved

There are so many ways you can be involved with Northwest Illinois Audubon. Become a member or connect with us on Facebook and learn about educational opporunities, field trips and more. 

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