Lake Cook Audubon Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society

Birding Resources

Additional Pages on this Website:

Donnie Dann's Conservation Alerts
Thoughtful essays about our world, they way we treat it and how we might do it better. This link will take you to a directory of articles.

Annual IOS Gull Frolic
Laugh at the name, but read about this great winter outing at Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. An annual event. Don't miss the next one!

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve & Bartlett Ravine
Over 1 mile of Lake Michigan lakefront and adjacent bluffs & ravines now part of a new wildlife preserve

Bird Banding at S.W.A.M.P.
Learn about avian research conducted in Lake County, Illinois. This program operated for 7 years through Spring 2008 and has now ended.

Ways to Support Lake Cook Audubon
We have a number of creative ways for you to support Lake Cook Audubon. Take a moment and explore these options.

Birding Resources on the Internet

Here is a gateway to birding resources on the Internet.  Below you will find links to websites of interest to birders as well as additional pages on this website. Enjoy your exploration.

If you would like to recommend websites to be included on this page, please send and email to  Similarly, if you discover that listed links are no longer active, we'd appreciate if you would drop us a note.

Illinois Audubon Society Chapters in Northern Illinois

Will County Audubon
Kane County Audubon
McHenry County Audubon

Birding Websites and Natural Areas of Interest with an Illinois focus:

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation If you find an injured bird or wish to donate time rescuing migrating birds, contact this bird rescue and recovery team.

Illinois Raptor Center The Illinois Raptor Center is a non-profit wildlife and environmental education center located near Decatur in central Illinois.

Prairie Ridge Interpretive Site  Prairie Ridge State Natural Area is one of the best sites in Illinois for observing rare species of grassland wildlife.

Robert Ridgway Grasslands  The goal for Robert Ridgway Grasslands NP is to provide habitat for greater prairie-chicken and several other threatened and endangered grassland-dependent birds.

Illinois Ornithological Society
A website dedicated to Illinois Birds & Birding

Bird Conservation Network
The Bird Conservation Network is a coalition of organizations with an interest in the conservation of birds in northeast Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana

Chicago Bird Collisions Monitor
Helping migratory birds safely navigate through Chicago's high rises

IBET (Illinois Birders Exchanging Thoughts)
Illinois' birding listserv, IBET is an e-mail list for the discussion of wild birds & birding issues relating to Illinois.

Lake County Audubon
An Illinois Chapter of the National Audubon Society (not related to or affiliated with the Illinois Audubon Society

Hawks in the Sky 
Features the Illinois Beach State Park Hawk Watch. Raptor enthusiasts monitor fall migration and environmental factors