Priority Sites: monitors needed!

By eengland May 13, 2016

Eastern Meadowlark, by Wes Serafin

The Chicago Wilderness region needs bird monitors at many beautiful and exciting locations. If you know the local birds by sight and sound and want to contribute to conservation, if you have time to visit a site several times a year and report your observations, please look at our current list of high priority sites without monitors. These are sites where the land manager or steward is eager for input, or where coverage is needed for trends analysis. Updated February 2017.

Cook County, Illinois

Bachelor Grove Woods; Bartel Grassland; Burnham Wildlife Corridor (Chicago); Kildeer Wetland; Lake Katherine NP; Orland Grassland; Robinson Woods FP;  Spring Creek FP;

DuPage County, Illinois

James ‘Pate’ Philip SP; Pratt’s Wayne FP, Swift Prairie FP; Timber Ridge FP; Wayne Grove FP; West Chicago Prairie FP. For monitoring in DuPage County, contact Cindy Hedges: see below.

Lake County, Illinois

Cahokia Flatwoods FP; Chain o’ Lakes SP; Grainger Woods FP; Grassy Lake FP; Illinois Beach SP; Independence Grove FP; Lakewood FP; Lyons Woods FP; MacArthur Woods FP; Marl Flat FP; Middlefork Savanna FP; Nippersink FP; Singing Hills FP; Spring Bluff FP; Sun Lake; Volo Bog NA; Wilmot Woods FP.


Also contact us about sites in Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois.

To volunteer, to add or subtract sites from this list, or for more information, contact the BCN Survey: Emma England at,  or Judy Pollock at or 847-962-7868. For DuPage County sites, contact Cindy Hedges, chedges@dupage