Bird Walks


Join us for a bird walk! These adventures are for both novice birders, and for those more seasoned. Our walk times are listed below, and cover 2 -3 miles over a variety of habitats. Depending on what we see, we are out for 2 to 3 hours. Our expert guides are dedicated bird watchers who know the parks.  Please bring binoculars if you have them - for COVID 19 safety at this time, we cannot loan ours. In addition, please bring and wear a mask if you are closer than 6' to someone not from your household.




    Saturday, November 28, at McHenry Dam at 8:00 a.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 9 In Search of Eagles! at McHenry Dam from 9:00-10:30 (a short walk may be included)

Normally, the scheduled bird walks are held twice each month, spring through fall at the McHenry Dam Day Use Area and Volo Bog. Winter walks are usually held once each month.**

Dates can change, and more may be added, so check with us first!  Registration is requested by calling 815-344-1294 or emailing us at* The walks are free of charge.

*Yep, It looks like we've got the wrong email here, but registrations for all programs at both Volo Bog and Moraine Hills are handled through our Volo Bog office.


Eastern Kingbird
Northern Flicker
tree Swallows
Common Yellowthroat
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**Sorry, no bird walk in December at McHenry Dam.

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