Birds

Scarlet Tanager Photo: Daniel Behm

Like birds but not sure how to get started with birding? Check out our resources and information about local birds, creating bird-friendly spaces, and how to begin birding. Whether in your backyard, a local park,  or a forest preserve there are lots of nearby opportunities for bird enthusiasts.

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial
Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

Celebrate the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty.

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Bird Your Park
Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Bird Your Park

In partnership with the Chicago Park District, Audubon Great Lakes and its partners are creating programs to introduce people to the birds in their neighborhood parks.

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In Michigan, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Vanishing Black Tern
Great Lakes

In Michigan, a Grassroots Effort to Save the Vanishing Black Tern

To rescue the graceful marsh bird, researchers first have to solve the mystery of its dramatic decline.

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Birding Resources for Beginners
Birding Basics

Birding for Beginners

Love birds? Discover birding with this page of resources to get you started.

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The Freedom to Bird
Birds

The Freedom to Bird

For ornithologist Drew Lanham, it started with the (in)ability to fly.

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Where To Bird
Birding

Where To Bird

Discover the best places to go birding.

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Birds In the Great Lakes Region

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