Favorite Birding Spots in the Chicago Area

There are so many great birding spots in the Chicago area, and they vary a lot by season. According to eBird, the top 3 spots in the Chicago area by bird species count are Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Illinois Beach State Park, and Jackson Park. But there are great birding hotspots all over the area, so read through the longer lists by region.

City of Chicago - North

City of Chicago - South

City of Chicago - West

Cook County - North

Cook County - South

Cook County - West

Lake County

DuPage County