Adult Programs

Field Study: Birds of Summer (in person)

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in this region.

Content Detail

Become acquainted with the host of birds that nest and breed in this region. We will observe breeding, foraging, and nesting behavior; discuss food choices and nesting habits; and learn bird songs and calls. The class will visit different birding hotspots to seek out a diversity of summer birds in the region.

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines.

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Notes:

  • Held outdoors; includes walking on trails and uneven terrain.
  • Please dress to be outdoors each day.
  • Limit 12 

Supplies: 

  • Please bring a water bottle, binoculars, and field guides.

Recommended text: 

  • Sibley’s Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley;  available at the Arboretum Store

Driving directions:

  • Several sessions will meet off-site; driving directions will be provided in class.

Denis Kania, birding instructor

Denis Kania has been teaching ecology and bird-related classes for The Morton Arboretum since 1997.  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.

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