How Do Birds Survive These Brutal Kane County Winters?

How Do Birds Survive These Brutal Kane County Winters?

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Ever wonder how birds survive these brutal Northern Illinois winters?

If you’d like to find out, there’s a presentation by renowned wildlife instructors Bob and Kathy Andrini coming up at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old La Fox Road.

Registration in advance is not required, but would be appreciated. Send a reply to or call the Open Space Program office at 630-549-7947 for more information.

The Andrinis are retired educators who still regularly teach nature programs for local organizations, and birding classes for the College of DuPage. They are leaders in the Kane County Audubon Society.  They enjoy sharing knowledge and enthusiasm through their various presentations.  (See for a list of the programs they offer.)

For Campton Township this month, they will be presenting:


What wonders await those who take the time to go out during our winters in search of bird life. Join the Andrini’s as they give a pictorial presentation about many of the birds that are found in Northern Illinois during this time of year. View both permanent residents as well as winter visitors found in fields, streams and back yards. You will also learn about adaptations birds have developed to withstand the inclement conditions that they are subjected to.

SOURCE: Campton Township press release