Jackson Park, on the South Side of Chicago, is an important stopping point for migratory birds. Its size (over 500 acres), habitat and location along the western shore of Lake Michigan make it possible to view over 250 species of birds through the seasons.
Download the Chicago Audubon Society's Jackson Park Bird Checklist and brochure giving an overview of birding in the park.
See recent bird sightings in or near Jackson Park.
All the photos on this site were taken in Jackson Park. To see the birds yourself, come visit any time of year and join a free Chicago Audubon Society Saturday morning Wooded Island Bird Walk.
See reports from past walks.
Local Birding Organizations
Other Birding Resources
Other Places to Bird