Shrubland Bird Blitz

Chicago Wilderness recognized shrubland birds as a top priority for data collection in 2008 and conducted a study to count the following species:

Chicago Wilderness Shrubland Birds Of Conservation Concern
Bell's vireo Blue-winged Warbler Brown Thrasher Black-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Kingbird Eastern Towhee Field Sparrow Golden-winged Warbler
Lark Sparrow Loggerhead Shrike Northern Bobwhite Orchard Oriole
Prairie Warbler Willow Flycatcher Yellow-breasted Chat White-eyed Vireo
Other Shrubland Species Of Interest
American Redstart Chestnut-sided Warbler Ruby-throated Hummingbird Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Shrubland birds nest throughout Chicago Wilderness. The maps below show the areas where the shrubland birds listed above were counted in 2007. (There is a list of the 2007 site names after these maps.)


2007 Shrubland Bird Blitz Sites
60523 Oak Brook Illinois Beach S.P. south
60532 Lisle Illinois Prairie Bike Path
Afton Forest Preserve Indian Ridge Marsh
Almond Marsh--P2 Indiana Dunes S.P. and Kemil Rd.
Arlene Shoemaker FP Izaak Walton Preserve
Arrowhead Lake Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, Lincoln Park
Bartel Grassland John Duffy Grasslands
Bemis Woods Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve
Bergman Slough Cook County Forest Pr LaBagh Woods
big rock forest preserve Lake Renwick Heron Rookery NP
Black Partridge Preserve/Woods LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
Bluff Spring Fen Lincoln Park
Bunker Hill/Yates Flatwoods Lowden-Miller State Forest
Burnham Prairie Lyman Woods Forest Preserve
Burnidge Forest Preserve Mallard Lake Forest Preserve
Butterfield Creek Wetlands Matthiessen State Park (River Area)
Camp Pine Mckee Marsh
Campton For. Pre. OUT of Plots Miami Woods
Campton Hills Park Midewin Natl Tallgrass Prairie
Cap Sauers Holding Montrose Point
Cermak Woods F.P. Morton Arboretum
Chicago Portage Nelson Lake Marsh (Dick Young F.P.)
Columbus Park Newton CR 500N/200W
Cook 046, Sedge Meadow Norris Woods Nature Preserve
Cook 052, Poplar Creek Northwestern University Lakefill
Cook 082, Crabtree Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
Cook 084, Dam #1 Woods Old School FP
Cook 085, Potawatomi-Portwine Wds Orland Grassland
Cook 088, St Paul Woods Orland Park
Cook 093, Poplar Creek Oxbow Prairie
Cook 112, Spring Creek Prairie Paul Douglas Central FP--P1
Cook 120, Crabtree Pelikan Pond
Cook 122, Dam #1 Woods Pingree Grove FP, Kane Co
Cook 127, Spring Creek Prairie Plum Creek Forest Preserve
Crabtree Nature Center Poplar Creek Forest Preserve
Cricket Creek Forest Preserve Rollins Savanna
Cuba Marsh West--P1 Rosehill Cemetary
Deadstick Pond Shabonna Lake
deer run wetland Skokie River Preserve
Des Plaines Conservation Area Somme PG TR 2
DesPlaines Riverway Shrubland Spears Woods
Douglas Park Spring Creek Dog Training Area
Evanston Lakefront. IL Spring Lake Nature Preserve
Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve Swallow Cliff Forest Preserve
Field near Bergman Slough Techny Basin Conservation Area
Galloping Hill Thorn Creek Nature Preserve
Glacial Park Trail from Pelican Pond to Cal Sag Q
Glenview Air Station Prairie--P1 Tri-County State Park
Goodenow Grove/Plum Creek Nat Ctr Turtlehead Lake
Goose Lake volo bog
Governor's State Univeristy Campus Warrenville Grove FB shrubland
Grand Bear Waterfall Glen FP-Sawmill Creek Area
Grand Kankakee Marsh Watersmeet--P01
Greene Valley F.P. White Eagle Woods F. P.
Grigsby 1 wild rose subdivision, st charles il, our neighbor
Half Day Forest Preserve Wildwood Nature Ctr
Harms Woods/Glenview Woods Willow Slough FWA (whole area)
Hawk Hollow (Gerber Rd) Willow-Sanders
Hickory Creek Forest Preserve
Hidden Pond
I & M Canal, Lemont