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How blue is a bluebird? How strong is a cardinal’s beak?  Where do birds go in the winter?  Should I feed the birds  all year+  Visit Sand Bluff Bird Observatory to find out.

Visitors of all ages are welcome at Sand Bluff, and there is no admission charge. See birds up close, find out how and why birds are banded, and learn about their habits and migration.  

Sand Bluff is unique in allowing public access to the banding operations area.   You are able to see  up close, many species that  are often very difficult  to observe in the field.



Fridays-4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays-8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays-8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

March through May

September through November

Call (815) 629-2671 for information during operation hours.