The Orniphile

Birding Website
of Robert D. Hughes

Featuring Photographs and
Articles About Chicago Area Birds and Birding

What's new...

  • A Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) was found at Montrose on June 18. This is just the second record of this species for Illinois, as well as the 338th for Montrose. An account and photo of this bird can be found on my Montrose Birding Blog. For a list of birds recorded at Montrose, see the Birds Recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago page.
  • The Birds of Illinois series is a three part list of the birds that have been officially recorded in Illinois. Status information is also provided.
  • I created a Montrose Birding Blog and Twitter page for reporting my bird sightings from Montrose Point. Both will be updated on a regular basis.

Other stuff...

  • A Glossary of terms used in the Birding Montrose Point section has been added.
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  • The Illinois Rare Bird Documentation Form is now up. This is the online version of the standard form for documenting rare bird sightings in Illinois.