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 Hughes


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 before or after school or work. You could say that Montrose has been my obsession and love, and sometimes my disappointment.

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 to promoting the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary through social media and this blog. You could say I’m a Web guy at heart.


What’s New

An image showing the boundaries of Montrose Point is now up. See the About Montrose page.

A Long-billed Curlew graced Montrose Beach on April 13, 2019. This is a new species for Montrose, number 345. To read more about this extraordinary sighting, follow this link.

A Barred Owl was seen on March 23, 2019. This is a new species for Montrose. An account of this sighting can be found here.

To see a list of the birds recorded at Montrose, refer to the Montrose List page.

Header Photo: White-winged Scoters from Montrose Harbor