Birds, birds and more birds migrating through Chicago right now

Chestnut-sided Warbler at Montrose Point. (Geoff Williamson‎ / llinois Birding Network Facebook page / via DNAinfo)

Chestnut-sided Warbler at Montrose Point. (Geoff Williamson‎ / llinois Birding Network Facebook page / via DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — If you don’t think Chicago is wild, you’re not looking up in the sky.

Hundreds of bird species are migrating their way through the city currently, making their way south while stopping at many of Chicago’s bird paradises. That includes Montrose Point, Big Marsh and countless other spots along Lake Michigan’s shoreline and even in the city’s interior.

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The birds come through Chicago as a feeding and resting stop as they head as far south as South America. The city provides trees, beaches and other habitats that aren’t available on farmland. That even includes Chicago golf courses, which are filled with ponds, sand and trees.

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