Join one of Chicagoland’s most active Christmas Bird Counts. Almost 100 people volunteer their time on a wintry Sunday to count birds. The count circle includes a wide variety of habitats from the forests of Palos to the pine plantations of the Morton Arboretum to the open grasslands of Green Valley. The Lisle Arboretum Count is part of the National Audubon Society’s national Christmas Count program.

The day of counting birds is followed by a Count Down Dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at a NEW location, Home Run Inn in Darien. We hope to see you all there!

To participate in the count, you must pre-register with Geoff Williamson at by 8pm on December 10.

To attend the post-count dinner, you must pre-register with Christine Williamson at by 8pm on December 10.