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Birdwatching Hot spots


Have you ever wondered what type of bird lives in your backyard or what birds travel through your local forest preserve? Each spring, thousands of birds utilize Lake County Forest Preserves to feed, rest and nest. Join us as we visit four birding hotspots looking for water fowl, marsh birds and other migratory species. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available for public use.  


Upcoming Bird Watching Hot Spots:

March 16      Cancelled

Independence Grove, meet at North Bay Pavilion (bald eagles, water fowl)

April 6 and 20

Hastings Lake, Boat Launch (loons, pelicans)

May 4 and 18

Rollins Savanna, Meet at Drury Lane Parking lot and follow signs to overlook (meadowlarks, bobolinks, water fowl)

June 1 and 15

Spring Bluff, Observation Platform (marsh birds, herons, egrets)


View all Bird Watching Hot Spot events here