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.
June 24, 2017 - 7:00am
Crabtree Nature Center and Forest Preserve is a large preserve of over 1,000 acres with a rich mosaic of habitats including grassland, woods, ponds and marshes. Breeding birds, butterflies, dragonflies and mammals are plentiful at this time which is the height of breeding season for many species.
June 24, 2017 - 7:30am
For 1 day only, we are on a mission to search for and document as many breeding bird species as we can find at Kankakee NWR’s black oak savanna and sand flatwoods! Are you up for the challenge? Join bird experts and/or provide your own expertise as we learn more about this exciting refuge and the birds that inhabit it.
July 12, 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. Each week may bring a different assortment of birds to view.
July 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Explore Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. Species we may see include Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Sandhill Crane and Bobolink, among other nesting birds. We will also check out the heron rookery to see if there are still some birds present.
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