Help us restore and preserve LaBagh by supporting our ongoing work there! Read about the project's history here.
LaBagh Woods is home to:
- more than 40 breeding bird species
- another 150 migrating bird species
- more than a half dozen very rare plants
- a butterfly long thought gone in Cook County
- two unexpected dragonfly species
- some of the oldest and most stately oaks in all of the Cook County Forest Preserve system.
Donate or get your hands dirty and pitch in. Look for work days posted on our calendar throughout the year.
COS and the birds at LaBagh thank you!
Click the image at left to make a donation.
May 27, 2017 - 7:30am
Explore these ‘underbirded’ forest preserves. Beginning birders are welcome and encouraged to attend, and binoculars will be available for those who don’t have them.
May 27, 2017 - 9:00am
View, listen and learn all about spring butterflies and migratory birds while exploring the refuge’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods. Children six years and up, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.
May 31, 2017 - 7:00am
Nearly 350 kinds of birds have visited Chicago's Lincoln Park, one of the region's best places to see birds. Join Geoff Williamson and other experienced bird watchers from the Chicago Ornithological Society on weekly bird walks around North Pond to observe and learn about our feathered neighbors.
June 3, 2017 - 7:30am
Eggers Grove is a 240 acre wet woodland just west of the Indiana border. Rare wetland species have been seen here in recent years including Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Gallinule, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Least Bittern, and Virginia Rail.
June 6, 2017 - 7:30am
We should still see plenty of migrating songbirds and warblers, including Prothonotary Warbler, which may be nesting at this site. Also a great time to document local nesting birds.
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