Southern Illinois in Spring

April 25, 2024 – April 28, 2024 all-day
Giant City State Park Lodge
460 Giant City Lodge Rd
Makanda, IL 62958
Southern Illinois in Spring @ Giant City State Park Lodge | Makanda | Illinois | United States

Join Lake/Cook and Red Hill Birding’s Adam Sell for a spring jaunt to southern Illinois. Migrants are at their peak in this area in late April, and most of the southern breeding specialties are already actively setting up territories. We’ll search for migrants that haven’t yet reached our area plus specialties like Chuck-wills-Widow, Prairie, Worm-eating, and Kentucky Warblers, Bell’s Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Fish Crow, and Loggerhead Shrike. Bonus: we will be staying at the Giant City State Park Lodge, where species like White-eyed Vireo, Worm-eating Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, and Red-shouldered Hawk can be right outside our door.

We’ll be traveling by one or two vans from the Chicago area, depending on participant numbers. Email for itinerary and cost. Maximum 15 participants. Member priority