The Orniphile

Photographs and Articles
About Chicago Area
Birds and Birding

What's New

  • The About Me page contains a short biography of the author of this website.
  • On June 22, 2020, Chicago opened its lakefront trails to the public. This includes the trails at Montrose Point. See my Montrose Is Open Again blog post for more information.
  • The summer of 2020 was excellent for shorebirds at Montrose. Whimbrel, Red Knot, Wilson's Phalarope, and Buff-breasted Sandpiper were just some of the highlights. See the Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Summer Shorebirds, and Still More Shorebirds posts on the Montrose Birding Blog for details.

Other Stuff

  • Need a birding guide? I offer guided birding services for Montrose Point as well as other locations in the Chicago area. Contact me at the email address below for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!
  • The Site Map contains links to each page on this website.
  • Questions or comments? Contact the website administrator, Robert D. Hughes.