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.
  • Two Black-necked Stilts were seen at Montrose Beach on May 13, 2015. This is a new species for Montrose. To see a list of the birds recorded at Montrose, please see the Birds Recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago.

Other stuff...

  • A Glossary of terms used in the Birding Montrose Point section has been added.
  • Sign my Guestbook and let me know what you think of this site.
  • 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.
  • To read about some of my recent Montrose bird sightings, please see my Montrose Birding Blog.