Tips For Visitors to Sand Bluff Bird Observatory

The banding station is operated entirely by volunteers who band, serve as guides for visitors and present educational programs for various groups. Although Sand Bluff is primarily a research facility, visitors are always welcome to come watch our operation and share...

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Birdfest 2018 Set for May 12-13

Birdfest 2018 will be May 12 and 13. We will have live bird banding, nature hikes, kids activities, presentations from Illinois Young Birders, a food tend, gift shop, silent auction and more! Learn about wild migrating birds, bird research, conservation biology, and...

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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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Cameras capture action in our solar powered blue bird houses

This video is from our 2017 season Imagine your whole life has been spent in this cozy box with your siblings....your parents bring you lots of delicious food and take away your poo. Life is good! But your feathers start to itch and your muscles start to twitch....the...

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