UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

May 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Birdfest 2019 will be Saturday and Sunday, May 11th and 12th. We will have live bird banding, nature hikes, kids activities, presentations from Illinois Young Birders, a food tend, gift shop, silent auction and more![...]
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Birdfest 2019 will be Saturday and Sunday, May 11th and 12th. We will have live bird banding, nature hikes, kids activities, presentations from Illinois Young Birders, a food tend, gift shop, silent auction and more![...]

NEWS FROM SAND BLUFF

 

Remembering Tom Plunkett

Tom Plunket, long-time Sunday volunteer, passed away October 15, 2018, after he had bravely fought cancer and other illnesses all last year, and before. Thank you to those who visited him and, also, those who came to his memorial service. I know he and Ellen greatly...

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President’s Message

We have said so long to the many migrating species and have welcomed our winter residents. Have you been keeping your eyes out for the Red-breasted Nuthatches? There have been a lot more of them in our area than in past years! Many have been banded this fall at Sand...

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The Sand Bluff Birder Newsletter – Dec 2018

We have said so long to the many migrating species and have welcomed our winter residents. Have you been keeping your eyes out for the Red-breasted Nuthatches? There have been a lot more of them in our area than....Read the rest of our newsletter below or at this...

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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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