American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Illinois (American Birding Association State Field)$24.95
- great starting point for beginning or intermediate birders
- photos are excellent
- easy to navigate
- font is pretty small
- unlike some older ABA guides, does not specify which species likely at specific locations
- does not include many birds that could be seen in the state
The diverse habitats of Illinois—savannas, rivers, marshes, forests, and beaches—offer a home for hundreds of types of birds throughout the year. And as one of the important “flyover states,” Illinois welcomes hundreds of species of migrating birds during the spring and fall.
From the shores of Lake Michigan in the north to the central Great Plains to the magnificent Shawnee National Forest, Illinois is a magnificent state for birds and birders. Written by a third-generation Illinoisan birder and filled with over 500 color images of birds in native habitats, this is the perfect companion for anyone interested in learning about the natural history and diversity of the state’s birds and when and where to find them.