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Lake County birding hotspots: those marked with an * have the highest species counts on eBird with over 200 species recorded:

Almond Marsh: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Click here for a photo of the Heron Rookery.

Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. This is a great place to see warblers including the American Redstart. Click here for a photo of a male American Redstart taken at Wright Woods.

Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 600 acres of tallgrass savanna, wetland, woodland prairie and open field offer a variety of habitat which attracts a diverse range of birds. Click here for a photo of a Great Egret taken at Middlefork.

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve*: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Click here for a photo of a Red-headed Woodpecker and here to see a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker photographed at this forest preserve.

Old School Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Click here for a photo of an Eastern Towhee at Old School.

Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Click here for a photo of an Eastern Kingbird seen at Ryerson.

Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list for Drury Lane. Click here for a photo of a Palm Warbler at Rollins Savanna.

Waukegan Harbor*: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Red-breasted Mergansers are often sighted. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Illinois Beach State Park*: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 286 species of bird have been sighted including the Great Crested Flycatcher. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Spring Bluff Forest Preserve*: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 211 species have been sighted here including the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Click here for a photo.

Wadsworth Wetlands and Prairie Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 185 species have been sighted here including the American Woodcock. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 180 species have been sighted here including the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Reed-Turner Woodland: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Many species of warbler can be seen here including the Blackburnian Warbler. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Volo Bog State Park: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 172 species have been sighted here including the Blue-winged Teal. Click here for a photo of a male and female Blue-winged Teal.

Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Here you can see many duck species such as the Bufflehead. Click here for a photo of a male Bufflehead.

Half Day Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. You can see Cedar Waxwings at this preserve. Click here for a photo of a Cedar Waxwing.

MacArthur Woods Forest Preserve: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. Prothonotary Warblers have been seen nesting here. Click here for a photo of this bird.

Chain-o-Lakes State Park*: Click here for a map. Click here for an eBird species list. 211 species have been sighted here including the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Click here for a photo of this bird.

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