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White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) - Male Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) White-jawed Jumping Spider (Hentzia mitrata)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) - Female American Robin (Turdus migratorius) Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) - Female Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Beetle (Beetle sp) Pillbug (Pillbug sp)

Sightings from Chicago suburban areas in the Fox River Valley.

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Species Recorded (191)

Birds ( 158 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Nannopterum auritum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Virginia Rail - Rallus limicola

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Sanderling - Calidris alba
Dunlin - Calidris alpina
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Forster's Tern - Sterna forsteri

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

( Coccyzidae )
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus americanus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Dryobates villosus
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus stellaris
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Corthylio calendula
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Wilson's Warbler - Cardellina pusilla
Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata
Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Bay-breasted Warbler - Setophaga castanea
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
Blue-winged Warbler - Vermivora cyanoptera

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Nelson's Sparrow - Ammospiza nelsoni
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Henslow's Sparrow - Centronyx henslowii
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia leucophrys
Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

Sites Included

Binnie Lakes Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Burnidge Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Crabtree Nature Center, Midwest United States
Elgin, Midwest United States
Elgin - Bluff Spring Fen, Midwest United States
Elizabethtown, Midwest United States
Fermilab, Midwest United States
Ferson Creek Fen, Midwest United States
Fox River - Dundee, Midwest United States
Galesburg, Midwest United States
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Midwest United States
Illinois Beach State Park, Midwest United States
Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Lyon's Woods Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Miller Meadow Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Montrose Point, Midwest United States
Nelson Lake Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Pratt Wayne Woods, Midwest United States
Rutland Forest Preserve, Midwest United States
Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Midwest United States
Western Kane County - Walker Road, Midwest United States


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