Annual Midwest Crane Count

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 spans over 90 counties in seven states of the upper Midwest, including Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Minnesota. If you’d […]

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Migration Walk

317 Art Collective

Fly with us thru downtown Rockford!   We encourage you to wear bird masks, beaks that cover your face mask, wings, or carry a bird on a pole as we follow a migration route which will begin at 317 Market St. next to the Yellow-headed Blackbird mural by artist Therese Rowinski.   We will fly […]

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World Migratory Bird Day Address from Tykee James

Please join Sinnissippi Audubon as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with Tykee James. Tykee James joined the National Audubon Society as Government Affairs Coordinator in December of 2018. His background is highlighted with experience as an environmental educator, community organizer, and environmental policy advisor in his hometown, Philadelphia. As Audubon’s government affairs coordinator, James […]

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Bird Hike With Audubon featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis

Nature At The Confluence

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 species we happen to see along the Rock River Birding and Hiking Trail. Peak Spring migration is happening at this time, so we should see […]

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

Nature At The Confluence

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 as he accomplishes something no one had ever done before: drawing every bird in North America. Fox is a storyteller and educator who brings the […]

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Light Right to Bring Back the Night

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WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2022 IS FOCUSING ON THE IMPACT OF LIGHT POLLUTION ON MIGRATORY BIRDS. Most birds migrate at night. They have been doing this for eons, as a night sky typically means calmer air space and fewer predators. Nocturnally migrating birds include ducks and geese, plovers and sandpipers, and songbirds of all kinds. […]

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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition – Opening Night

304 N. Main

Sinnissippi Audubon presents World Migratory Bird Exhibition featuring the art of Guilford HS Students and Alice Hargrave. And a musical release by Micky Torpedo: Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway. World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 14th in 2022) as migratory birds journey to […]

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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition

304 N. Main

Sinnissippi Audubon presents World Migratory Bird Exhibition featuring the art of Guilford HS Students and Alice Hargrave. And a musical release by Micky Torpedo: Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway. World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 14th in 2022) as migratory birds journey to […]

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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition

304 N. Main

Sinnissippi Audubon presents World Migratory Bird Exhibition featuring the art of Guilford HS Students and Alice Hargrave. And a musical release by Micky Torpedo: Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway. World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 14th in 2022) as migratory birds journey to […]

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Early Bird Walk at Nygren Wetlands

Nygren Wetland Preserves

As part of Rockton Pelican Fest 2022, Sinnissippi Audubon will be leading an early bird walk at Nygren Wetlands. The walk will be lead by Bryan Holliday, who is an avid birder in the USA. He has been to 47 states and seen 678 North American bird species. His birding has evolved into photography and […]

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Rockton Pelican Fest

Downtown Rockton

Save the date to celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. This year we will be teaming up with The Natural Land Institute, The Sinnissippi Audubon Society, The Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery to create a day filled with activities […]

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Rockford Peregrine Falcon Banding

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Join Sinnissippi Audubon Society as the Rockford Peregrine Falcon chicks are banded by Mary Hennen of the Chicago Peregrine Program. Why are the chicks being banded? As with any bird, scientists want to know “Where do they go?” The simplest way to find out is to place color and number-coded bands, like bracelets, on the […]

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