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 Birds of Illinois series has been updated to reflect changes in taxonomy and additions and changes to the list of birds recorded in Illinois.
  • Three Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks were at Montrose Harbor on August 17, 2016. This is the first record of this species for Montrose, number 341. An account of this sighting can be found at my Montrose Birding Blog.

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