FAVORITE LINKS TO OTHER BIRDING SITES

 

American Birding Association - the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders.

American Bird Conservancy - a non-profit that strives to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

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 - another Illinois Audubon chapter, this one located to our southeast.

 

Wildlife 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) 630.942.6200

 

MISCELLANY

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.

This page last updated Saturday August 23, 2014.

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