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.

Birding Websites and Natural Areas of Interest with an Illinois focus

Injured Bird ButtonIf you find an injured wild bird or other animal, contact these bird rescue and recovery teams before you attempt any rescue activity.

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

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.

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.