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This page last updated Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Stillman Nature Center is a private, non-profit center for environmental education located on 80 acres of woods, lake and prairie in South Barrington, Illinois. Not only does Stillman have a variety of habitats which offer food, cover and nesting sites for wild animals, it is also home to a number of Birds of Prey.  The Birds of Prey are not able to be released into the wild and are housed at Stillman.  They are used for educational programs and can be seen by the public when Stillman is open on Sunday.
Nature Center Hours

Sundays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Also open during the week for scheduled groups.  See School Programs link for more information.

Click here for a map of Stillman’s trails.

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Currently, Stillman is home to the following:

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

Eastern Screech-owl (Megascops asio)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)                              

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Stillman's Executive Director, Mark Spreyer, has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences, and other groups for over thirty years. In recent years, the Stillman Nature Center has expanded its collection of permanently injured raptors. Now's the time to schedule Mark and our knowledgeable volunteers to talk to your group. The following fee schedule is for locations within twenty-five miles of Stillman. We will travel further but the fee would increase. 

Remember that we can't guarantee a precise species of raptor as they are permanently injured live animals which may not always be able to travel.

Fee Schedule:

One program (four raptors): $200.00

Two programs: $300.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)

One program (five raptors): $250.00

Two programs: $375.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)

The programs can be adjusted to suit any grade from first on up. Those of you dissecting owl pellets or studying the ecosystems of Illinois would find our presentation particularly applicable. 

If food chains are in the curriculum, what better way to illustrate what a predator is?

If you have any questions, Mark can be reached at 847-428-OWLS (6957) or by e-mail at

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