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Adult Opportunities

Birds and Bourbon (21+) (in person)

Sip a bird-inspired bourbon cocktail as you learn about spring migration.

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The month of May is the peak of the spring bird migration in Illinois. But migration isn’t ruled by a calendar, so how do birds know when it’s time to make their move? Every spring, 268 bird species show up in DuPage County, and each species is on its own timetable. Join expert birder Denis Kania for a cocktail at The Morton Arboretum (included in program fee) as you explore the abundance of spring migrating birds and the many factors that influence their migration.   

Enjoy a rich collection of bird photography as you learn how weather, geographic corridors, and environmental conditions affect the timing of many seasonal species. Since environmental conditions are the one component that humans can influence, you’ll also go home with easy ways you can assist many birds on their perilous, seasonal journeys.  

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.  

Instructor: Denis Kania   

Health and Safety: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s health and safety guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change, so please check back frequently.   

Age: 21 and older  

Denis Kania, birding instructor  

Denis Kania has been teaching ecology and bird-related classes for The Morton Arboretum since 1997. He is a founding member of the DuPage Birding Club and leads outings nationally and abroad. When he is not teaching, he is monitoring birds at Fermilab or traveling to the friendly corners of the world in search of birds that he has not seen before. 

What to Know

This program meets indoors.  

One drink ticket is included in the cost of the program. 

Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sycamore Room, Visitor Center


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