American Birding Association
- the only organization in North America that specifically caters to
American Bird Conservancy - a
non-profit that strives to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout
Bird Conservation Network - a
coalition of organizations with an interest in the conservation of birds in
NE Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and NW Indiana.
Chicago Audubon Society -
whose mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of nature,
and to aid in the conservation and restoration of our natural ecosystems.
Chicago Ornithological Society
- promotes the scientific and educational aspects of ornithology in the
greater Chicago area.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology -
the folks who helped re-discover the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
DuPage Birding Club -
our neighbors to the east whose purpose is to promote birding as an
avocation, and to educate its members and the general public.
IBET (Illinois Birders
Exchanging Thoughts) - an e-mail list for the discussion of wild birds
and birding issues relating to Illinois.
Illinois Audubon Society -
our parent organization.
Illinois Ornithological Society - an
organization dedicated to Illinois birds and birding, has a link to submit
documentation of rare and unusual birds to IORC.
Illinois Swainson's Hawk Project - This
site will provide information on Swainson's Hawks (found east of the
Mississippi River only in Kane and McHenry counties) and the Illinois
Swainson's Hawk Project.
McHenry County Audubon Society - a sister Illinois Audubon chapter, this
one on our county's northern border.
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory (Bird Banding Station) - Located in
northwestern Illinois, Sand Bluff calls itself "...one of the largest
small-bird banding operations in the country that is open to the public."
That means that visitors are welcome to watch and learn.
Will County Audubon Society
Illinois Audubon chapter, this one located to our southeast.
Rehabilitation Centers - If you find an injured bird or other animal,
contact one of these organizations for rehabilitation.
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation (Barrington) 847.842.8000
Fox Valley Wildlife Center (Elburn) 630.365.3800
Willowbrook Wildlife Center (Glen Ellyn)
The Chimney Swifts Organization - The folks who supplied us with the
inspiration and the construction information needed for our successful
Chimney Swift tower project.
The Cook County Coyote Project - Chris Anchor, the leader of this coyote
study, was a guest speaker at our April 2009 meeting. The presentation was
both well-attended and highly informative.
The Friends of Hackmatack - Ed Collins spoke at our April 2011 meeting
about the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in northeast
Illinois/southeast Wisconsin. Following the presentation, KCA unanimously
voted to support the project.
The North American Bird Banding Program - Use this website to report a
banded or collared bird.