Conservation

ChecklistsChecklists

The Official McHenry County Audubon Checklist for birding includes a list of over 260 species, details abundance in spring, summer, fall or winter, and where you will have the best chance to see occasional or rare species.

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Where to BirdWhere to Bird

McHenry County has many good birding locations due to the variety of habitats. When the pioneers arrived in the 1830s they found woodlands, prairies, oak savannas and wetlands. Today you can still find remnants of these …

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Wild Bird CareWild Bird Care

Baby birds that are beginning to leave the nest are called ‘fledglings’.  Their flight feathers haven’t fully developed, but they can flutter from branch to branch.  Don’t be alarmed if you see a fledgling on the ground.

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Kids and NatureKids and Nature

Children love to explore, and they will be thrilled to find interesting plants and animals on their own. Good habitats are spread around the county.  Choose a promising area where the weather will be conducive to animal …

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