and Events

Check out our full calendar of activities, events, and educational opportunities. You're sure to find something to interest you. Please join us!

Events include:

  • Monthly educational programs and issues discussions
  • Local bird walks
  • Field trips
  • Preserve work days

For more details, see the current newsletter.


Friday, Sep. 29, 2023
September 29 Birdseed Sale Order Deadline!... >

Friday, Sep. 29, 2023
Full Moon Campfire at Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve... >

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023
Program: Update from Illinois Evironmental Council, 2023 Annual Report... >

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023
Field Trip: Maquoketa Caves State Park... >


Northwest Illinois Audubon Society is a chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc.


About Us

The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society was formed in 1971 and chartered in 1972 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society. The National Society's mission is:

To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Our local Chapter's purpose is “to engage in any such educational, scientific, investigative, literary, historical, philanthropic and charitable pursuits as may be a part of the stated purpose of the National Society.”

Our Chapter's strongest commitments are in the areas of

  • Habitat and wildlife preservation
  • Connecting people with nature – providing environmental education for people of all ages
  • Resource protection

Our membership has grown from fewer than 30 in 1971 to more than 250 in 2021.

Our Chapter's activities are guided by an annually elected board.

Our affiliations and partnerships also include:

Annually, 80% of the proceeds from our Bird-a-thon fundraiser are donated to:

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact us.