PRESS RELEASE - BIRDS OF CONCERN
February 17, 2015

The Bird Conservation Network (BCN) announces the release of a completely updated Birds of Concern list and brochure, identifying Chicago Wilderness Region bird species needing help.

Read the full press release here.

FERAL CATS AND TNR
April 16, 2016

The Bird Conservation Network (BCN) has interimly adopted the Chicago Wilderness Position Statement on Feral and Unattended Domestic Cats Outdoors.

Read the position paper here.

"Working Together for Birds and Habitats"
BCN NEWS ITEMS - Current BCN News Items, Press Releases, & Upcoming Meetings and Events

The next meeting is
at Camp Sagawau in Lemont on Jul. 16 at 12:45 p.m.

Apr. 29, 2016

Bird conservation success stories & trips in Cook Co. preserves Apr.-Sep. 2016

Mar. 27 2016

BCN had another great year in 2015! Read a full recap of the highlights here.

Jan. 21, 2016

View a summary of results from the 2012 and 2013 Red-headed Woodpecker Blitzes.

May 1, 2016

View the latest BCN Survey trends for Chicagoland's breeding birds

Jan. 5, 2015
 
BIRD CONSERVATION RESOURCES - Information and Resources on a Variety of Conservation Topics
Land Managers
Building Owners
  • WINDOW KILLS - learn about the substantial volume of bird collisions with windows & how to prevent them.
  • LIGHTS OUT CHICAGO - Join the dozens of building owners dimming night lights to help migrant birds.
  • BIRD SAFE DESIGN - Learn how to make your building "safe" for birds & prevent bird mortalities.
  • FOUND A DEAD OR INJURED BIRD? - What to do with injured birds and who can care for them.
Home Owners
  • POSITION PAPER ON CATS - BCN has interimly adopted this position regarding feral cats and TNR.
  • CATS INDOORS! - why keeping cats indoors can help save the lives of cats and billions of birds.
  • WINDOW KILLS - learn about the substantial volume of bird collisions with windows & how to prevent them.
  • FOUND A DEAD OR INJURED BIRD? - What to do with injured birds and who can care for them.
Birding Clubs
  • BIRDING CALENDAR - A calendar by IOS & BCN of bird walks, talks and events occurring around the state.
  • BIRDER TRIBUTES - tributes to local birders who made a difference for bird conservation in our area.
  • SHARE AN ISSUE - let us know about an issue in your area that could benefit from BCN's action & support.
  • JOINING BCN - join the network of organizations working together to protect birds in greater Chicagoland.
Birders
  • BCN SURVEY - learn how to become a BCN monitor and survey breeding birds at a park or preserve.
  • BCN EBIRD - share your bird sightings on BCN eBird and contribute to important research.
  • BIRDING CALENDAR - A calendar by IOS & BCN of bird walks, talks and events occurring around the state.
  • BIRDING TRAIL GUIDE - a guide to the best birding spots in the Chicagoland area and adjacent suburbs.