Scholarship Fundraising Campaign

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory will be providing three $500 scholarships through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) to graduating high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a program in environmental or conservation studies.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal to be able to offer these three scholarships by contributing to the Scholarship fund.

See the Support Us page under the About tab to donate or click here to donate directly through the CFNIL site.

UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Mar 9 @ 8:00 am
The banding station is open for visitors!  Please email Mike Eickman for more information: redtail15@aol.com
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am
The banding station is open for visitors!  Please email Mike Eickman for more information: redtail15@aol.com
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am
The banding station is open for visitors!  Please email Mike Eickman for more information: redtail15@aol.com
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am
The banding station is open for visitors!  Please email Mike Eickman for more information: redtail15@aol.com
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am
The banding station is open for visitors!  Please email Mike Eickman for more information: redtail15@aol.com

NEWS FROM SAND BLUFF

Sand Bluff Birder – February 2024

Hello fellow Bird Lovers! There are signs of spring in the air. Northern Cardinals and House Finches are practicing their songs, Red-winged Blackbirds are trickling in and Sand Hill Cranes are showing up in pairs. It’s time to shake off winter’s cold, leave our...

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Sand Bluff Birder – December 2023

Sand Bluff’s fall migration season has come to an end. This year has been exceptional for both spring and fall. Spring numbers of 1,860 new birds and Fall’s 3,087 gave us a total of 4,947 new birds for the year and add in 1,469 retraps gave us a grand total of 6,416...

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Sand Bluff Birder – August 2023

Spring banding season has come and gone, and it seems to go so fast. The 2023 Spring season was better with the increased number of captured birds, 1860 compared to 1708 in 2022. Each year we are asked several times as to the status of birds migrating back to the...

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We visited a week ago. My daughter was fortunate enough to release a blue winged warbler after it was banded. She is still talking about it as well as other birds she sees. The work done at the observatory is life changing in a very positive way. Keep up the great work.
Carly S.

Sand Bluff Bird Observatiory is my favorite place to hike and go bird watching anytime of the year. I especially love the banding station where you can see volunteers band many different species of birds. Some are rarely seen in the wild. Like Owls and whippoorwills. Banding starts in March and continues through the summer and fall and ends sometime in November.
Marie P.

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