News and information about birds in northern Illinois
Nectar carbohydrates help keep a ruby-throated hummingbird’s wee wings moving at the astounding speed of 50 beats or more per second.
When it comes to hummingbirds, sugary fluids play a lesser role than a lot of us thought.
A new facility at Willowbrook Wildlife Center gives animals room to thrive
I hope you can find a catbird concert of your own this summer. He will treat you to a performance you won’t soon forget.
Known for its delightful songs, the cheery, perky house wren also is known to visit the nests of other birds in its territory, and summarily, ah, eliminate the competition.
Take a walk in the woods some calm spring morning, or evening, and your ears will be dazzled by the array of sounds in the trees. But know that by August, the trees will be completely devoid of singing birds.
Many bird species show us that clothes – I mean feathers – really do make the man.
Last year, this local wildlife rescue group took in between 800 and 900 animals that found themselves in unfortunate circumstances, usually due to some sort of human action or interaction.
Doing amazing work to help birds and other critters is KARE, Kane Area Rehabilitation and Education for Wildlife.
Participants of all ages and families are welcome on the free hike at Bemis Woods North, with dogs permitted on leash.
Tree encroachment is one obstacle to attracting the sought-after birds.
Mink frequent stream banks, ponds and wetlands throughout the area to hunt prey.
There in the Zinanni yard, atop a wooden fence, stood an immature yellow-crowned night heron! Holy state-endangered species, Batman!
With undeniable signs of spring appearing everywhere, here, in handy checklist form, are 10 of our naturalist department favorites.
When the bald eagle rescued in Waukegan Harbor on New Year’s Day died, possibly from the ingestion of rodent bait, today seemed like a good time to revisit this important topic.