6316 Harts Rd
Ringwood, IL 60072
One of the best sites in Chicagoland for Yellow-headed Blackbirds, with varying habitats also yielding a rich range of migrating land and water birds with 2021 mid-May sightings including Olive-sided Flycatcher, Clay-colored Sparrow, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson’s Phalarope, young Sandhill Cranes, Henslow’s Sparrow, Bobolink and many warbler species.
From IL 137 (Buckley Rd.), turn slight right onto W. Peterson Rd., right onto IL 60, left onto IL 120/Belvidere Rd., right onto N. Richmond Rd./IL 31, and left onto Harts Rd. into preserve. Turn into first parking lot on your right. Restrooms available there as well.
Leaders: Mark and Lorraine Fritzmann 815-382-0055