Illinois Young Birders was formed in March of 2010 as a special project of the Illinois Ornithological Society. Thanks to the IOS board, parents who work hard to get their kids to our field trips, and to our talented, gifted, and smart kids, ILYB became a great success in its first year.
ILYB is run and maintained by the IOS / ILYB Coordination Committee, young adult members of the Youth Advisory Council, contributing young birders, adult volunteers, and parents. These individuals all contribute to the fun and safe environment for young birders to interact and further pursue their passions for birding.
Illinois Young Birders exists to fulfill the following items as outlined in our mission statement:
Code of Conduct
The safety of minors attending events sponsored by Illinois Young Birders (ILYB) is the highest priority. All ILYB partner organizations, members, and field trip participants must abide by the Code of Conduct at all times.
End of Year Impact Statements
2016 End of Year Impact Statement
2016 exceeded even our lofty expectations with our first ever Young Birder Symposium. Read how our organization continued to grow and develop our young birders.