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 August 2023 is 350*. This represents 77% of the 456 birds recorded in the state of Illinois. Status information updated in October 2018.
- Eastern Screech-Owl (Date of observation: August 8, 2023)
- Gull-billed Tern (Date of observation: June 1, 2023)
- White-faced Ibis (Date of observation: April 24, 2021)
- Cassin’s Sparrow (Date of observation: November 13, 2020)
- Ancient Murrelet (Date of observation: November 9, 2019)
- Cassin’s Kingbird (Date of observation: September 22, 2019)
- Long-billed Curlew (Date of observation: April 13, 2019)
- Mottled Duck (Date of observation: May 30, 2013)
- Green-tailed Towhee (Date of observation: Unknown)
*This total includes verified sightings only. Several rare species included on the Montrose Point eBird Hotspot don’t have supporting details and are not included on this list.
**Photos of the May 30, 2013 Mottled Ducks reveal evidence of hybridization with Mallards, and supporting information (a date or written description) is missing for the Green-tailed Towhee. You can read about the Mottled Ducks at this link – 2013 Montrose Point Mottled Ducks (Not!).
*Based on Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC) status information
Gallinaceous Birds (1)
Rails and Cranes (9)
Stilts and Avocets (2)
Herons and Ibises (13)
Diurnal Birds of Prey (12)
Old World Sparrows (2)
Total: 350 species
: : Compiled by Geoffrey Williamson, John Purcell, and Robert Hughes
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