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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.

Robert D. Hughes
December 2018

What’s New

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

A juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger was seen on September 9, 2018. This is a new species for Montrose, number 343. To see a list of the birds that have been recorded there, refer to the Birds Recorded at Montrose Point in Chicago page.

The Piping Plover was last seen on January 13, 2019.

Header Photo: White-winged Scoters from Montrose Harbor