Birds of Illinois

Attract birds and butterflies to your Illinois property - Tips from the University of Illinois Extension.

Birders living in or visiting the Chicago area will want to take a look at the Chicago Region Birding Trail Guide.

Help out the birds by planting trees and shrubs that provide food and cover.  The Morton Arboretum's guide to trees and shrubs that attract birds.

 

State Bird

 

Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The Illinois state bird is the Cardinal

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Bird Guides

 

Birds of Illinois Field Guide

 

 

 

 

Online Resources for Illinois Bird Watchers

 

The Illinois Ornithological Society

Birds of Illinois

Birds Checklist for the State of Illinois

Illinois Birders' Forum
An active online forum for Illinois bird watchers.