Sinnissippi Audubon – 50 Years of Stewardship, Advocacy, and Conservation

116 N. Madison St. Rockford, IL, United States

This year marks the 50th year of Sinnissippi Audubon, which was founded in 1972. One of our first efforts, besides lobbying the City of Rockford to recycle, was to lobby it to stop dumping the snow it cleared from downtown streets into the Rock River. It contained salt, trash, and miscellaneous debris, like car mufflers. […]

Family Birdhouse Building Workshop

Rockford MakerSpace 203 N. Church St., Rockford, Illinois

Sinnissippi Audubon is partnering with Rockford MakerSpaceto offer a family birdhouse building workshop. The workshop includes all tools and materials needed to assemble a wren house. Wrens begin to arrive in late-March to mid-April. The males will begin to build nests to attract a female shortly after arriving, so now is the time to create […]


Pollinator Palooza

Birds do it. Bees do it. Moths and Butterflies do it. Flies do it, and even the wind does it! What are we talking about? Pollination! We get excited about pollination here at Severson Dells, and we hope you will, too, after you’ve come out to enjoy our celebration of all things pollinator. Visit a […]

World Migratory Bird Day – Mural Migration Walk

317 Mulberry St.

Join Sinnissippi Audubon as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13th. We will host a walking tour of the bird murals located in downtown Rockford and we will stop at two important urban bird areas - The Fordham dam and the Iconic Building. This walk is approximately 2.1 miles on paved surfaces. […]

Rockton Pelican Fest 2023

Celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. A free family friendly event in downtown Rockton, Ill. and at nearby Nygren Wetland Preserve (starting at the wildlife overlook, 3714 W. Rockton Rd.) Together, Natural Land Institute, Sinnissippi Audubon Society, The Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery present a day filled […]

Rockford Peregrine Falcon Banding Day

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 […]

Meet and Greet

Iconic Building 99 E. State Street, Rockford, IL, United States

Join Sinnissippi Audubon for a meet and greet in the parking lot of the Iconic Building from 5-8pm (weather permitting). This is directly across State St. from the City Market. We'll have info on peregrine falcons, the Audubon Mural Project, upcoming events, young birder journals for kids (limited supply), etc. Freya, the peregrine falcon, will […]

Walk at Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve

Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve 7901 Kishwaukee Rd., Stillman Valley, IL, United States

Join Sinnissippi Audubon as we welcome Colin Dobson to the Rockford region on Saturday, July 29th. Colin will begin the morning by leading a walk with us at Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve. Then from 12-3pm he will be signing his new book at Maze Books in Rockford, Illinois. An avid Illinois birder, Colin has seen […]

Moved by Waters

The RPL Nordlof Center 118 N. Main St., Rockford, Illinois

Join Sinnissippi Audubon as we welcome Emmy award-winning documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films as they premiere their new documentary "Moved by Waters". We will host a FREE screening of this film on May 10, 2024 at 7pm in the RPL Nordlof Center as part of our World Migratory Bird Day […]

World Migratory Bird Day

May 11, 2024 Sinnissippi Audubon is hosting their annual mural migration walk from 11am-12pm. We will begin at 317 Mulberry St. Hope to see you there! The World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on the importance of insects for migratory birds, and highlight concerns related to decreasing populations of insects. Insects are […]

Rockton Pelican Fest

Save the date to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and the return of the American White Pelicans migrating through the Rockton area and Nygren Wetland Preserve, the Rock River, wildlife and other natural assets surrounding Rockton, and promotes the local retail shops, eateries, and arts and culture of the historic Village of Rockton, Illinois. Presented […]

Birdsongs, Vol II – The Sounds of Bell Bowl Prairie

Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL, United States

This is the second album in this collaborative series between Micky Torpedo and the Sinnissippi Audubon Society. It brings attention to bird species that will be impacted by climate change and celebrates the midwestern prairie, which needs to be protected. The compositions center around woodwinds, strings and brass, and blur the lines between ambient, classical […]