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Burnidge Forest Preserve, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Burnidge Forest Preserve, Midwest United States

Map of Burnidge Forest Preserve, Midwest United States



Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) - Breeding Plumage Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum) Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)

This preserve, just west of Elgin, Illinois contains deciduous forest and a bog habitat with a good number of snags. There is a large prairie area as well where you can view native plants. Another feature are several reed-banked ponds.


Species Recorded (58)

Birds ( 50 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

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

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
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 )
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis

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

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
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 )
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-breasted Chat - Icteria virens
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia

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

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla

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
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

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