Birding Montrose Point
Birds Recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago
This is a list of the birds that have been recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago. The list is based on historical records and verified eBird sightings. The total as of April 2019 is 345. Status information updated in October 2018.
Recent additions
 Longbilled Curlew (Date of observation: April 13, 2019)
 Barred Owl (Date of observation: March 23, 2019)
 Longtailed Jaeger (Date of observation: September 9, 2018)
 Blackbellied WhistlingDuck (Date of observation: August 17, 2016)
 Neotropic Cormorant (Date of observation: May 27, 2016)
Status Information*
R (Regular) = Species for which there are records in at least eight of the past ten years
C (Casual) = Species for which there are accepted records in three to seven of the past ten years
A (Accidental) = Species for which there are accepted records in no more than two of the past ten years
List of Birds
Waterfowl (38)
Gallinaceous Birds (1)
Grebes (5)
Columbids (4)
Cuckoos (3)
Nightjars (2)
Swifts (1)
Hummingbirds (1)
Rails and Cranes (9)
Stilts and Avocets (2)
Plovers (6)
Sandpipers (31)
Jaegers (2)
Gulls (19)
Terns (7)

Loons (3)
Suliforms (3)
Pelicans (2)
Herons (12)
Vultures (1)
Diurnal Birds of Prey (12)
Owls (8)
Kingfishers (1)
Woodpeckers (6)
Falcons (3)
Parrots (1)
Flycatchers (14)
Shrikes (2)
Vireos (7)
Corvids (3)
Larks (1)
Swallows (7)
Parids (2)
Nuthatches (2)
Creepers (1)
Wrens (7)
Gnatcatchers (1)
Kinglets (2)
Thrushes (9)

Mimids (5)
Starlings (1)
Waxwings (1)
Old World Sparrows (2)
Pipits (1)
Finches (9)
Longspurs and Snow Bunting (3)
Sparrows (24)
Chats (1)
Icterids (11)
Warblers (38)
Cardinalids (8)
Total: 345 speciesHypotheticals
Exotics

Compiled by Geoffrey Williamson, John Purcell, and Robert Hughes
Note: An Excel version of the birds recorded at Montrose Point is available. To save this file to your computer, rightclick directly on the link and select Save Link As (or a similar command) from the menu that appears. Choose where you want to save the file and click the Save button. This file requires Excel to use. If you don't have Excel on your computer you can download the free Excel Viewer from Microsoft to view Excel spreadsheets. Get Excel Viewer.