Guides to local birds and birding



To find out where the birds - and the birders - are, check eBird, the online data repository that holds the collective knowledge of the hemisphere’s birders.


Birds of the windy city

Discover over 300 birds in Chicago.

This printable guide provides a sampling of Chicago’s bird life and resources for learning more. Chicago is a great place to learn about birds and become stewards for their survival.

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Chicago REgion Birding Trail Guide

This pocket guide covers the seven Illinois counties surrounding Chicago and the two north-west Indiana counties along Lake Michigan.

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This guide offers the highlights of birding in the Chicago region.

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