The Orniphile

Birding Website
of Robert D. Hughes

Featuring Photographs and
Articles About Chicago Area Birds and Birding

What's new...

  • Photos of a Snowy Owl and Sandhill Cranes have been added to the photo gallery.
  • The photo quizzes I wrote for the Illinois Ornithological Society website are now up: IOS Photo Quizzes
  • 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.
  • An adult Slaty-backed Gull was seen inside Montrose Harbor on January 30, 2016. This is a NEW species for Montrose, number 340. An account of this sighting can be found at my Montrose Birding Blog. To see a list of the birds recorded at Montrose, please refer to the Birds Recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago page.

Other stuff...