Northern Illinois University Press


A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region

Lynne Carpenter and Joel Greenberg

Identifying more than 250 top sites for birding within a 65-mile radius from downtown Chicago, this useful guide provides maps, directions, and other information essential for discovering the birds of the area in their natural habitats. The most thorough guide of its kind, it covers nineteen counties of the greater Chicago area.

A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region includes detailed descriptions of local habitats and maps that show where to find birds in nearby Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan, as well as Illinois. While providing a wealth of practical information, the guide is enriched with insightful accounts of the natural history and ecology of particular areas.

An essential guide for either beginning or experienced birders, this book will appeal to anyone who appreciates nature and wants to learn more about the natural history, ecology, and especially the birds of the Chicago area.

(1999) 262 pp., maps
ISBN: 978-0-87580-582-5
paper $32.00

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kenn Kaufman
Preface
Introduction
BIRDING IN THE CHICAGO REGION
Monthly Suggestions for Birding
BIRDING LOCATIONS
Illinois Sites
Chicago and Central Cook County
Northern Cook County
Southern Cook County
Lake County
McHenry County
DuPage County
Kane County
Kendall County
Grundy County
Will County
Kankakee County
Wisconsin Sites
Kenosha County
Racine County
Walworth County
Indiana Sites
Lake County
Porter County
LaPorte County
Newton County
Jasper County
Starke County
Michigan Sites
Berrien County
BIRDS OF THE CHICAGO REGION
Appendices A. Resources
B. Nature Centers
C. Hotlines
D. Christmas Bird Counts
E. Rare Bird Documentation
Bibliography
Index to Species
Index to Sites

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-582-5
paper $32.00