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Birds and Birding in Chicago

Chicago is an active hub of birding and bird life. Find essential resources, identification help, rescue options, and more.

Birds and Bird Migration in Chicago
The City of Chicago's official site about Chicago's birds and our role in bird migration. Features photos, live nest cams, an interactive bird photo gallery, habitat information, and more.

The Chicago Region Birding Trail Guide
Download (pdf) a birding guide to the Chicago region published by the City of Chicago.

The City of Chicago's Bird Agenda
This is the City's agenda for the birds. It was published in 2006, but remains in effect today and outlines the mayor's plans for protecting the more than 300 species who migrate through Chicago or call it home.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors
Chicago Bird Collision Monitors help birds by rescuing them, particularly after collisions with Chicago's buildings. Click here to learn how to volunteer, get statistics, and track the monitors' progress.

Chicago Audubon Society Home Page
The Chicago Audubon Society is dedicated to birds, wildlife, and habitat. Find birding resources, events, identification guides, and more at this site.

Illinois Orinthological Society
A website dedicated to Illinois birds and birding. Find field trips, the Illinois birding calendar of events, research grants, photo quizzes, and more.

Yahoo! Group Discussing Illinois Birds
Sign up for this active discussion listserv of birding in the Chicago area and Illinois. More than 1000 members discuss sightings, share identification tips, and distribute lists of sightings.

Illinois Campgrounds and Reviews
Learn more about Illinois campgrounds. Read reviews or add your own to this growing list.

The Morton Arboretum
Kind of like a tree musuem only much nicer. Located in the western suburb of Lisle.

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