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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It’s time to vote!

Thank you to everyone that submitted a name suggestion for one of the Rockford Peregrine Falcon chicks! We received an overwhelming number of female and male name submissions and due to the hundreds of names we received, we decided it would be best to narrow that down...

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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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A day in the life…

of a peregrine falcon incubating eggs. Timelapse taken on May 16, 2020 5am-9pm. Copyright: Sinnissippi Audubon  

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Audubon Important Bird Area Designation

Colored Sands Forest Preserve has achieved Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the State of Illinois. Colored Sands Forest Preserve is the first Important Bird Area designated in Winnebago County and one of 43 IBA’s in northern Illinois. Designated in January 2020,...

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March Events

We have many great events planned for the month of March that you won't want to miss! March 7th: Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit Opening and Lecture In celebration of the natural connection between birding and photography, Sinnissippi Audubon will host the 2019...

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Kjellstrom Family Foundation Grant

Sinnissippi Audubon is pleased to announce that we received a grant from The Kjellstrom Family Foundation. The grant will be used to collaborate with local art students to create an art show featuring all 389 species of birds identified by National Audubon Society...

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Rain Barrel Auction

Rain barrels are just one way you can begin a sustainable future! The Rockford Sustainability Summit is hosting an auction to help you get started. There are 7 rain barrels that are up for auction through eBay. Starting bid is $80. Conserve water in style! Plus you...

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“Official” Bird for Rockford?

An Illinois Young Birder and Rockford, Illinois resident, Jackie Kuroda, wants city officials to name the peregrine falcon its "official" bird. These birds are a conservation success story in the Midwest, including the state of Illinois. As a result, Rockford had its...

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Lincoln Middle School Students Paint a Mural

  Rockford Lincoln Middle School students painted a mural on the wall behind the Revell Avenue Strong House! They chose the Golden-crowned kinglet as the bird they wanted to feature on their mural. This is one of the 314 species that will be impacted from climate...

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