UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Annual Midwest Crane Count

Annual Midwest Crane Count

Free

Each year in mid-April, over 1,000 volunteers travel to their local wetlands and favorite birding locations to participate in the Crane Count. This annual survey of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes […]

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Apr 17, 2021 5:30 am - 7:30 am
Bird Hike With Audubon featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis

Bird Hike With Audubon featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis

Free

Take A Walk With John Audubon! Brian “Fox” Ellis, portraying John Audubon the artist, will lead a unique bird watching adventure as he regales you with his in-depth observations of the […]

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May 16, 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am
“Adventures With Audubon” Program with Brian “Fox” Ellis

“Adventures With Audubon” Program with Brian “Fox” Ellis

Free

Come gather ’round as Brian “Fox” Ellis, portraying John Audubon the artist,  weaves stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet. Listen to tales of his adventures […]

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May 16, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

NEWS

 

A New Man in Town

A New Man in Town

A male peregrine falcon arrived at the RRSTAR news tower on February 16, 2021. It was not Lil' Kool, who has been paired with the resident female for the past two years. Brian (62/S Blk/Blu), who hatched in 2019 at the Columbia Generating Station located in Columbia...

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Rockford Names the Peregrine Falcon its Official City Bird

Rockford Names the Peregrine Falcon its Official City Bird

An official bird of Rockford, the Peregrine Falcon, was announced July 17, 2020 by Mayor Thomas McNamara. A local young birder and RPS 205 student, Jackie Kuroda, launched a campaign last year to have the Peregrine Falcon declared the official city bird. The campaign...

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Peregrine Falcon Naming Contest

Peregrine Falcon Naming Contest

In case you missed it, the Rockford Peregrine Falcon family has grown by three! Three of the four eggs hatched - two on May 21, 2020 and one on May 23, 2020. Sinnissippi Audubon is hosting a naming contest for this year's chicks and we would like to hear your...

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