E-mail lists and web groups where Illinois birders post and discuss their sightings.
This is an electronic mailing list where Illinois birders
exchange bird sightings.
Subcription & Posting Info.
ILbirds - IBET - Official group page with an extensive archive going back as far as 2003.
Recent IBET Posts - The most recent 50 IBET posts on one page on Jack Siler's Birdingonthe.net.
Illinois IBET Messages - At least the past 6 months of IBET posts in a thread format on Surfbirds.
Illinois bird clubs and birders' websites with recent bird sightings and reports.
Peter Kasper, a physicist at the DuPage County lab, has been keeping careful track of his sightings for many years. With the ongoing help of other birders, there is a journal of recent sightings, a terrific checklist, a map of the facility, and a site guide narrative.
Kane County Audubon maintains a page with recent sightings in the Kane County area that have been posted to IBET, phoned in, or e-mailed to the club. They also have a list of birding spots and a checklist of Kane County birds.
Dan Kassebaum posts photos and recent sightings from Carlyle Lake in south-central Illinois. Along with recent sightings he also maintains a checklist for the site.
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Birding locations and maps for the nine county area around Chicago.
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