Photographs copyright: Chris Young and Jane Seitz, The Illinois Raptor Center. Others pictures are used courtesy of Dennis Oehmke, Kanae Hirabayashi or The State Journal-Register in Springfield. The primary reference for this guide is: The Birds of Illinois by H. David Bohlen, asst. curator zoology, the Illinois State Museum. It is used with the author's permission. Other sources will be noted in the text. No pictures from this website may be use without specific permission from the owners of this website.
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