Originally Posted by ayasuda
Howdy from northern california countrylisa. There was a thread discussing states that are not well advertised for birding opportunities. Perhaps you could convince the forum that birding in Illinois is the ultimate adventure in the making.
The Chicago area has many great sites for birding. I am only beginning to discover them myself, having moved here little over a year and a half ago. This is a good place to start: http://www.bcnbirds.org/birdtrail/index.html
The Chicago Ornithological Society organizes regular group outings: http://www.chicagobirder.org/cosindex.php
I went last weekend to the Hawkwatch at Illinois Beach State Park north of Chicago, which was great. I put a few pictures up on my site: http://tonicblotter.blogspot.com/200...red-tails.html