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Bird Fest 2019

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Bring your family and friends to see Sand Bluff's all-volunteer bird banding program. There's no need for binoculars when you learn about the colorful birds visiting the Colored Sands Forest Preserve during peak migration.

But Bird Fest is so much more than bird banding. Come enjoy presentations from other organizations like Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab where you will learn and see some of our largest and most spectacular raptor species. Browse several vendors, booths, and our gift shop and silent auction. Come and have a great time, be amazed by the birds you see, and help support the research our all volunteer non-profit organization loves doing right here in Northern Illinois.

Visit the website or Facebook for a schedule of nature programming, hikes, kayak trip and children's activities.



Colored Sands Forest Preserve / Sand Bluff Bird Observatory - 10602 Haas Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 - Sand Bluff Bird Observatory is located at Colored Sands Forest Preserve, 4 miles north of Shirland off Yale Bridge Road. Follow signs posted on Yale Bridge Road.

Bird Fest 2019
  • May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Colored Sands Forest Preserve
  • $4 age 13+ | $2 age 3-12 | Free for age 3 and under
  • Recurring daily