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

 

The Sand Bluff Birder Newsletter – Aug 2018

Have you noticed how the sounds of the birds have changed? Gone are the declarations of territory and desires for a mate, replaced with the adolescent chicks begging for food and discussions about migration. After the frenetic energy of spring, now is the time to...

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Brewster’s Warbler: a hybrid warbler captured and tagged

And Whoosh! The migrating birds return! A strong south wind sent many beautiful birds into our area these last few days. Today our volunteers were able to capture this beautiful Brewster's Warbler: a hybrid warbler (a golden winged warbler and a blue warbler made at...

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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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