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Top hotspots

Top regions sorted by number of observed species
Rank Region Species Species
1 Montrose Point, Lincoln Park, Chicago
348
2 Jackson Park, Chicago
301
3 Lincoln Park, Chicago
296
4 Lake Calumet area (PLEASE use sub locations if possible)
287
5 Northwestern University (Main Campus and Lakefill)
284
6 Montrose Dunes, Lincoln Park, Chicago
275
7 Jackson Park, Chicago--Wooded Island/Bobolink Meadow area
274
8 Montrose Harbor, Chicago
270
9 Gillson Park, Wilmette
267
10 Northerly Island, Chicago
258
11 Grant Park, Chicago--Museum Campus
252
12 Eggers Grove Forest Preserve (Chicago)
250
13 Rainbow Beach, Chicago
247
14 Wolf Lake/Powers State Recreation Area, Chicago
246
15 Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
245
16 Crabtree Nature Center
244
17 Lake Calumet area--Big Marsh/Park #564
244
18 McGinnis Slough Forest Preserve
244
19 Grant Park, Chicago
243
20 Jackson Park, Chicago--63rd St. Beach
243
21 Park No. 566
243
22 Lincoln Park, Chicago--Jarvis Bird Sanctuary
242
23 Burnham Park--Promontory Point
240
24 Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
237
25 Lincoln Park, Chicago--North Pond
236
26 Jackson Park, Chicago--Inner/Outer Harbors
235
27 Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve
234
28 Lake Calumet area--Lake Calumet/Harborside Golf Course
229
29 Orland Grassland
228
30 Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (Grassy Ridge Meadow)
225
31 Burnham Park--McCormick Nature Area
224
32 Burnham Prairie Nature Preserve
224
33 Busse Woods (Ned Brown Forest Preserve)
224
34 Steelworkers Park (#523, including IL portion of breakwater and Lake Michigan)
224
35 Deer Grove Forest Preserve--East
223
36 Washington Park, Chicago
222
37 Calumet Park, Chicago
219
38 Bakers Lake--Ron Beese Park
217
39 Helmick Nature Preserve / Butterfield Creek Wetlands
215
40 Miller Meadows Forest Preserve
215
41 Humboldt Park, Chicago
213
42 Lake Calumet area--Indian Ridge Marshes north & south of 122nd
213
43 Powderhorn Lake/Burnham Woods Golf Course, Chicago/Burnham
212
44 Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve--Willow Rd.
212
45 LaBagh Woods Forest Preserve
210
46 Saganashkee Slough
210
47 Lincoln Park, Chicago--South Pond
207
48 Lincoln Park, Chicago--Marovitz Golf Course
206
49 Douglass (Anna & Frederick) Park, Chicago
205
50 Lighthouse Beach, Evanston
205
51 Poplar Creek Prairie/Carl R. Hansen (Shoe Factory) Woods
205
52 Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago
205
53 Lake Calumet area--Deadstick Pond
204
54 Lake Calumet area--Hegewisch Marsh
204
55 Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
204
56 Columbus Park, Chicago
203
57 Deer Grove Forest Preserve
203
58 Evanston Lakefront Parks & Beaches
203
59 Izaak Walton Preserve, Homewood
202
60 Techny Basin Conservation Area, Glenview
201
61 Bartel Grassland
199
62 Spring Creek Forest Preserve--Penny Rd Pond
199
63 Bakers Lake--Younghusband Prairie
198
64 McGinnis Slough--East/La Grange Rd
198
65 Orland Grassland--South
198
66 Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve
197
67 Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary, Evanston
194
68 Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve, Chicago
193
69 Jackson Park, Chicago--North Lakefront (56th St. to 62nd St.)
193
70 Dam No. 4 Woods
192
71 Air Station Prairie, Glenview
191
72 Caldwell Preserves (Bunker Hill/Yates Flatwoods/Caldwell Woods)
191
73 Loyola Park, Chicago
190
74 Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve
188
75 Jackson Park, Chicago--Jackson Park Golf Course
187
76 Canal Shores Golf Course
185
77 Calumet Water Reclamation Plant, Chicago (RESTRICTED)
184
78 Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Schaumburg
184
79 Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
183
80 Plum Creek Forest Preserve
182
81 North Shore Channel
181
82 Chicago Portage Woods
180
83 Lake Calumet area--O'Brien Lock & Dam / CID Landfills
180
84 Loyola University area, Chicago
179
85 Baker's Lake
178
86 Burnham Park South--47th to 56th Streets
178
87 River Park, Chicago
178
88 Robinson Woods Forest Preserve--North
177
89 Olive Park, Chicago
176
90 Turtlehead Lake Forest Preserve
176
91 Cap Sauers Holdings Forest Preserve
175
92 Techny Basin--north of Willow Rd.
175
93 Killdeer (Tinley Creek) Wetlands
174
94 North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago
174
95 Belmont Harbor, Chicago
173
96 Bemis Woods Forest Preserve--South
173
97 Graceland Cemetery, Chicago
173
98 The Grove, Glenview
173
99 James Park/Mt Trashmore, Evanston
172
100 Lemont Quarries (Cook Co.)
172

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Nicholas Swinehart 9 Apr 2021 1
Sarah Flax 9 Apr 2021 1
Nick Szafranski 9 Apr 2021 1
Julia Mills 9 Apr 2021 1
April Montgomery 9 Apr 2021 1
Edward Klunk 9 Apr 2021 11
Alison Newberry 9 Apr 2021 2
William Kelly 9 Apr 2021 7
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Top eBirders

Top eBirders sorted by number of observed species
Rank eBirder Total
1 Jeffrey Sanders
357
2 Geoffrey A. Williamson
345
3 Jeff Skrentny
340
4 Josh Engel
339
5 Craig Taylor
338
5 Joe Lill
338
7 Fran Morel
331
8 Christine Williamson
329
9 Matthew Cvetas
326
10 Al Stokie
324