Visit the Forest Preserve District of Will County online to see all the amazing places our area offers for birding. The Forest Preserve works to protect wildlife, especially threatened or endangered species, in its preserves. Enjoy the viewing of this wildlife at a variety of locations throughout Will County.
Before rescuing a bird that appears injured or abandoned, check a resource to determine how to deal with the situation. A good resource is Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, an all volunteer bird conservation project that operates under the auspices of the Chicago Audubon Society. If you find an injured bird, you can call the CBCM […]
WCAS strictly follows the Code of Birding Ethics, as published by the American Birding Association. Everyone who enjoys birds and birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights of others. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare of the birds and their environment comes first.
How to prevent window strikes and more, American Bird Conservancy: https://abcbirds.org/get-involved/bird-friendly-life
Detailed advice from Chicago Bird Collison Monitors on how to help a bird you find trapped or tangled in fishing line, string, or netting is available at: www.birdmonitors.net/Entanglement.php
How to be a responsible photographer and do no harm to birds and theirhabitats, Thorn Creek Audubon https://www.thorncreekaudubonsociety.org/contact
The popularity of owls make them especially vulnerable -how toprotect their nesting and feeding needs https://www.chicagoaudubon.org/blog/2020/12/8/respecting-owls-ethical-owl-viewing-and-photography
A bird guide to help identify birds visually, through song and behavior, Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/
Monitor birds throughout the Chicago region to help conserve habitat, Bird Conservation Network https://www.bcnbirds.org/
Best native plants for our region to benefit birds and wildlife, The Xerces Society https://xerces.org/