Skokie Lagoons

Once known as the Skokie Marsh, this area was converted into a chain of lagoons and islands extending from Willow Road north to Dundee Road.

Each spring and fall virtually all of the warblers that regularly move through the region are reported in the lagoons. It is also a haven for migrating cuckoos, flycatchers, vireos, thrushes and other species. As the ice breaks up in early spring, the lagoons attract a good variety of waterbirds, including Common Loons, Canvasbacks and Bonaparte’s Gulls.