Education

Wings over McHenry CountyWings

“Wings over McHenry County” is a McHenry County Audubon program that encourages more people to enjoy local birds and to take their birding skills to a higher level. McHenry County is home to a variety of birds – 264 species have been positively identified to date – and has many areas attractive to birds and birders.

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eBirdebird

eBird exists to encourage us to report all the birds we find with date, location, and notes.  They then tabulate and organize the data so that their scientists have a dramatically broader picture of species abundance and dispersion.

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Birding BasicsBirding Basics

Birds can be found anywhere, but you will quickly learn that recognizing good habitat will make finding them much easier.  Birds can be very specific to certain habitat types. So a hike with a variety of habitats frequently works well.

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Backyard BirdingBackyard Birding

Of all our native wildlife, birds have to be the most prevalent and the most interesting.  Just the fact that they can fly, something that we humans cannot do anywhere near as easily, makes them intriguing to a wide variety of people.

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Helpful ResourcesHelpful Resources

Like to know more about local and regional organizations?  See our helpful links to organizations that may interest you.  From gardening for wildlife advice to wildlife specialists, the information is just a click away.

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