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The DuPage Birding Club and bird conservation will benefit from the fundraiser, held every other year. (Photo provided)

The DuPage Birding Club will conduct its biennial fundraising auction at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Wheaton. The event includes a live auction, silent auction and raffle prizes. Items include binoculars and other birding gear, feeders, books, art, guided field trips, jewelry and more. Arrive early to survey the offerings.

Cantigny Park will host the event, and the public is welcome. Admission and parking will be free at 1S151 Winfield Road.

Proceeds support the bird club and bird conservation. For more information about the event and all of the club's activities, visit