Name (County) Habitat(s) Selected Bird Species
Alorton Thicket (St. Clair) Rookery Wading birds, snowy egret, little blue heron
Beall Woods (Wabash) Forest Landbird migrants
Busey Woods (Champaign) Forest Landbird migrants
Carpenter Park Nature Preserve
and surrounding areas (Sangamon)
Forest Landbird migrants
Castle Rock State Park and 
Lowden–Miller State Forest (Ogle)
Forest Cerulean warbler
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge (Mason) Wetland Migrants, shorebirds, waterfowl, wading birds
Chicago Lakefront (Cook) Urban forest

Landbird migrants

Cypress Creek National
Wildlife Refuge (Pulaski)
Wetland, grassland

Waterfowl, barn owl, Henslow’s sparrow, orchard oriole

Elsen’s Hill (DuPage) Forest

Landbird migrants

Forest Glen Preserve (Vermilion) Forest

Landbird migrants

Goose Lake Prairie State Park (Grundy) Grassland, wetland American bittern, king rail, Wilson’s snipe,
sedge wren, Henslow’s sparrow
Hennepin and Hopper Restoration (Putnam) Wetland, grassland, forest Migrants, waterfowl, pied-billed grebe, Virginia rail,
yellow-headed blackbird, barn owl, dickcissel,
sedge wren, short-eared owl (winter)
Iroquois County State
Conservation Area (Iroquois)
Savanna Red-headed woodpecker, sedge wren
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State
Fish and Wildlife Area (Cass)
Grassland, shrubland Yellow-breasted chat, dickcissel
Kaskaskia River Corridor (Washington) Forest Brown creeper, cerulean warbler
Lake Calumet Area (Cook) Wetland Black-crowned night heron, common moorhen, willow flycatcher
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery (Will) Rookery Wading birds
Lake–McHenry Wetlands Complex
(Lake, McHenry)
Wetland Pied-billed grebe, least bittern, sandhill crane,
common moorhen, Forster’s tern,
willow flycatcher, yellow-headed blackbird
Lost Mound Unit, Savanna District
of the Upper Mississippi River National
Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Jo Daviess)
Grassland, wetland

Migrants, waterfowl, raptors, wading birds, upland sandpiper,
red-headed woodpecker, brown creeper,
loggerhead shrike, grasshopper sparrow

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (Will) Grassland Upland sandpiper, willow flycatcher, sedge wren,
loggerhead shrike, Bell’s vireo, grasshopper sparrow, bobolink
Pembroke Township (Kankakee) Savanna Red-headed woodpecker
Pomona Nongame Bird
Management Area (Jackson)
Forest

Cerulean warbler, Kentucky warbler

Prairie Ridge State Natural Area—
Jasper Unit and Marion Unit (Jasper, Marion)
Grassland, wetland

Migrants, shorebirds, greater prairie chicken,
American bittern, king rail, upland sandpiper,
northern harrier, short-eared owl, sedge wren,
loggerhead shrike, Henslow’s sparrow, dickcissel

Pyramid State Park (Perry) Grassland, shrubland Migrants, waterfowl, willow flycatcher, Bell’s vireo,
grasshopper sparrow, dickcissel, loggerhead shrike,
Henslow’s sparrow, northern harrier,
short-eared owl (winter)
Red’s Landing State Fish and Wildlife Area
and Batchtown Division of Two Rivers
National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Calhoun)
Forest, wetland Migrants, waterfowl, wading birds, prothonotary warbler
Rice Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area (Fulton) Wetland Migrants, shorebirds
Rollins Savanna (Lake) Wetland, grassland Yellow-headed blackbird
Sand Prairie Scrub Oak Natural Area (Mason) Savanna Red-headed woodpecker
Spoon River–Emiquon National
Wildlife Refuge (Fulton)
Wetland Migrants, waterfowl
Upper Des Plaines River Corridor (Lake) Forest

Landbird migrants

Upper Mississippi National
Wildlife Refuge (Carroll)
Wetland, forest Migrants, waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, raptors,
sandhill crane, red-headed woodpecker, brown creeper