The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society proudly announces its 37th Annual Banquet and Program TUESDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2018. Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers.

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.


Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018
Bird Walk: Pecatonica River Forest Preserve... >

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018
Field Trip: Wildflowers of Mississippi Palisades State Park... >

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018
4th Annual Superhero Cleanup... >

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018, to Friday, May. 4, 2018
Field Trip: Spring Birding at Whitefish Point... >


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


Conserving Our World

The good stewardship of planet Earth.
This cause compels and motivates us at the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society (NIAS). Of course we love birds, but since our founding in 1971 we have embraced a bigger picture, emphasizing the interrelatedness of resource protection, habitat conservation, and connecting people with nature.

With a membership of more than 300 families, our chapter owns, manages, and works to protect two local biodiversity preserves — each with more than 40 acres and hundreds of identified species of plants, animals, and birds.

Conserve Butterfly on Purple Coneflowers Wildlife Wednesdays

We publish a bimonthly newsletter announcing regular activities and events, such as educational programs, bird walks, and field trips — all open to the public.

We also sponsor annual special events such as:

  • Butterfly and bird festivals
  • Christmas Bird Count
  • Bird-A-Thon
  • Birdseed sales
  • Annual banquet

Help us conserve our world and enhance our own special piece of the planet, right here in northwestern Illinois. Join us.