American White Pelicans & Ring-billed Gulls

DuPage Birding Club Meetings

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

Club Meeting

Thursday, January 9 - 7:00 pm

Unparalleled Joy: A Photographic Big Year

Laura Keene

In 2016, Ohio birder Laura Keene embarked upon a yearlong journey with a goal of seeing and photographing as many species of birds in the ABA area as possible. During a year that got completely and utterly out of hand she broke Neil Hayward’s 2013 ABA mark and set a new ABA standard, photographing 792 species. On a personal level, 2016 was a year of unparalleled joy and fulfillment.


The DuPage Birding Club welcomes Laura, who will share her motivations for doing a big year, and the adventures involved as she traveled to each corner of the ABA area, from the lush beauty of Hawaii to the vast wilderness of Alaska. Now living in South Texas, Laura will share the joy of her journeys – the sights, the people, the wildlife – as she lived her Big Year dream, immersed in the healing power of birding.

Future Club Meetings

March 12, 2020 - Members' Night


Come out to see what DBC members have seen while birding this past year. Each presentation will have about 10 to 15 slides and plenty of stories to go along with them. Some programs will give you a glimpse of a faraway place and some will display birdy antics from right in our own backyard. Informative and entertaining, Members’ Night is always a fun one!

Information about submitting a presentation will follow soon.

April 9, 2020 - Club Meeting speaker to be announced

May 14, 2020 - Chicago's Piping Plover Success

with Bob Dolgan

Pileated Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker – Starved Rock State Park (Photography by Kristine N. Hlava)

Meeting Basics

The DuPage Birding Club meets eight times per year, usually on the second Thursday of January, March, April, May, July, September, October, and November at 7:30 pm.  The meeting hall is open at 7:00 pm for socializing.

Unless otherwise noted, the club meetings take place at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd. (just north of Roosevelt Rd.), in Glen Ellyn. Park in the back of the church and enter through the glass doors, then go down the stairs to the meeting hall on your right.



NEW Pre-meeting dinner location:

A new location and a new spirit of camaraderie.  We’ll be gathering at Ellyn’s Tap and Grill, 940 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn. Ellyn's is located on the east side of the Baker Hill strip center. Arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 to chat with guest speakers as well as some of your best birding friends.


The DuPage Birding Club is proud to have hosted some of the finest speakers in the birding world including Don and Lillian Stokes, Richard Crossley, Julie Zickefoose, Pete Dunne, Scott Weidensaul, Sandy Komito, Sheri Williamson, George Fenwick, and Alvaro Jaramillo. Visitors and new members are always welcome!


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Pileated Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker (Photography by Kristine N. Hlava)