A Guide to Finding Birds Along the Illinois River Flyway

Each year millions of birds swarm to the Illinois River Flyway. Some pass through on their way to breeding or wintering grounds, while others stay for a season, or even year round. With over 360 species reported, 150 breeding species, and many accessible properties and habitats, the Illinois River Flyway is one of the premier birding hotspots in North America. Whether you are an “hardcore birder” trying to chase down a regional specialty or a novice birdwatcher trying to find good places to find new birds, offers insights and advice from the best known birders in the region. This easy-to-use guide will help you plan your birding adventure in each season and in every type of habitat.

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