The Orniphile

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Birds and Birding

What's New

  • The Brant that showed up on January 4 was still at Montrose Point as of January 19. Look for it with Canada Geese in the harbor or feeding in the grassy fields northeast of the harbor near the beach. It's also been seen by itself in and around the harbor. See the January 5, 2021 Brant post on The Montrose Birding Blog for more information.
  • The Montrose Frequently Asked Questions page has updated information about COVID-19 and parking and restroom availability.
  • The About Me page contains a short biography of the author of this website.

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.
  • The Magic Hedge. The Dunes. The Butterfly Garden. Do you know what these terms mean? The Montrose Glossary has descriptions of these and other terms used when referring to Montrose.
  • Questions or comments? Contact the website administrator, Robert D. Hughes.