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Below you will find our birding guides for Illinois and everything you need to know for your next birding trip. Bookmark this page for your next Illinois birding adventure.

Illinois comes alive with red birds—cardinals, scarlet tanagers, red-headed woodpeckers, and more. Their fiery hues pop against backdrops of forest, field and wetland across the state. Get the details on eye-catching red species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like summer tanagers gracing Illinois’ varied habitats.

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Illinois comes alive with blue birds—vivid blue jays, soaring herons, indigo buntings and more. Their cool tones contrast forests, wetlands, neighborhoods and prairies statewide. Get the details on eye-catching blue species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like cerulean warblers gracing Illinois’ varied habitats.

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Illinois comes alive with yellow birds—goldfinches, meadowlarks, warblers and more. Their sunny hues pop against backdrops of prairie, forest and neighborhood across the state. Get the details on dazzling yellow species in our latest article. We spotlight beloved residents and migrants like prothonotary warblers across Illinois’ abundant habitats, plus conservation initiatives to protect vulnerable populations.

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