World Migratory Bird Day – 2024

World Migratory Bird Day – 2024

Happy World Migratory Bird Day! We began our celebration earlier this week at the Rockford City Council meeting with a proclamation from Mayor Thomas McNamara recognizing World Migratory Bird Day. Last night we held our kick off event with a screening of “Moved by...

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New Album in the Making

New Album in the Making

We’re excited about the upcoming release of Birdsongs Vol II, Sounds of Bell Bowl Prairie! Compositions have been completed, charts created, and the recording sessions by Micky Torpedo are almost complete. The musicians, who are youth from our Rockford region, play...

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New Mural Installed!

New Mural Installed!

On May 13, 2023 the latest Audubon Mural was installed at 317 Mulberry St. in Rockford, Illinois. The new mural features climate threatened bird species that have been documented at Bell Bowl Prairie. The artist, Jackie Kuroda, wanted to bring awareness to these...

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Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway

Birdsongs, Volume 1 – Sounds Of The Mississippi Flyway

We are a proud supporter of this new album by Micky Torpedo which features compositions inspired by birdsongs from species that travel within the Mississippi Flyway. The first single Baltimore Oriole is wonderful! As we selected the species to feature on this album,...

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World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition 2022

World Migratory Bird Day Exhibition 2022

Sinnissippi Audubon celebrated World Migratory Bird Day this year with several events and a proclamation issued by Mayor Thomas McNamara. The proclamation read: Whereas, migratory birds are some of the most beautiful and easily observed wildlife that share our...

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Rockton Pelican Fest 2022

Rockton Pelican Fest 2022

Celebrate Pelicans and the Community with Family and Friends Free Admission JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery, the Viillage of Rockton, Sinnissippi Audubon Society, and Natural Land Institute are pleased to partner together to present Rockton Pelican Fest for the...

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FIVE EGGS!

FIVE EGGS!

On Sunday April 4, 2021, Louise surprised all of us with a fifth egg. Typically, an average clutch size for a peregrine falcon is 3-4 eggs. She has been incubating her eggs with the help of Brian since the begining of this month. If you are watching the Nest Cam, you...

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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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