Chicago birdwatchers were treated to a rare glimpse of a wayward hummingbird at LaBagh Wood, far beyond its normal range of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Chicago Ornithological Society
The Chicago Ornithological Society has resumed small group bird hikes. Masks are a must, as is social distancing.
The all-day event Saturday will take advantage of a sweet spot in the migratory timeline, with organizers expecting to record outgoing and incoming species.
North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last 50 years. A new bird banding station at Big Marsh Park is part of a massive effort to figure out ways to help our feathered friends.
More than 500 names were submitted for the chicks, which hatched in June, and the selected monikers reflect the history and spirit of Chicago.
The three chicks hatched in mid-June and now local birding organizations have created a contest to give them names. Submissions are open through Wednesday.