Chicago Area Bird Conservation Resources:

Bird conservation planning efforts and conservation prioritization:

Useful Resources for Several Habitat Types:

  • The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands. Society for Ecological Restoration, Stephen Packard, Cornelia Mutel (Eds.)

Migratory Bird Habitat Additional Resources:

Savanna Habitat Additional Resources:

  • Brawn, Jeffrey D. Effects of Oak Savanna Restoration on Avian Populations and Communities in Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey, 1998

Open Woodland Habitat Additional Resources:

Wetland and ShorelineHabitat Additional Resources:

  • Upper Miss. Valley/Great Lakes Regional Shorebird Conservation Plan
  • Weller, M. W. 1994. Freshwater Marshes. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN
  • Weller, M. W. 1999. Wetland birds, Habitat resources and conservation implications. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY
  • Mitsch W. and Gosselink J. G. 2000. Wetlands. John Wiley and Sons Inc. New York, NY

Shrublands Additional Resources:

  • SK Robinson, EJ Heske, JD Brawn. 1997.Factors affecting nesting success of edge and shrubland birds - Final report for federal aid project W-125-R. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Springfield, Illinois. Contains management recommendations for local habitats that are an excellent primer.
  • BCN shrubland Green Paper (in press)

Prairie Additional Resources:

Grassland Additional Resources:

For Plant Lists:

  • The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands. Society for Ecological Restoration, Stephen Packard, Cornelia Mutel (Eds.)
  • USEPA Greenacres program has information about creating or improving local native habitat in landscaped areas.