It’s (Mostly) About the Birds

Welcome to my blog about birding Montrose Point in Chicago. I created this blog to report some of my recent sightings from Montrose. I’ll also write about non-Montrose bird sightings from time to time. Thanks for visiting and good birding. Unless stated otherwise, all images and content were created by and are the property of Robert D. Hughes; any unauthorized use is prohibited.

Questions or comments? Direct them to Robert D. Hughes.

About Me

Robert D. Hughes

I was born, raised, and currently live in Chicago. My professional background is in webmastering, front-end Web development, and content management. When I’m not working I apply my passion for communication and Web development to promoting the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary through social media and this blog. I’ve been birding since 1978 and much of that time has been spent at Montrose. I’ve never lived far from Montrose so it’s always been easy for me to bird there.


What’s New

An Ancient Murrelet delighted birders on November 9 and 10. This is a first for Montrose and just the fourth record for Illinois. Follow this link to read about the sighting – Montrose Ancient Murrelet.

Migration is over. Time to start thinking about rare gulls, Snowy Owls, and other winter birds. Montrose eBird Hotspot for the latest sightings.

Header Photo: White-winged Scoters from Montrose Harbor