- Chicago Ornithological Society, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012.
- Illinois Ornithological Society, the statewide birding organization.
- Illinois Birding Calendar, maintained by Jenny Vogt. Dates and Locations for Field Trips, Presentations, and Other Illinois Birding Events
- Find or Be a “Birding Pal” - www.birdingpal.org
Are you taking a vacation or business trip soon? Check out a really great web site called birdingpal.org, where birdwatchers can find local contacts.
- Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, an all volunteer Chicago conservation effort. They rescue injured migratory birds that hit buildings downtown and they work to reduce risks in Chicago to these birds. Hotline - (773) 988-1867
- Eagle Nature Foundation, Ltd., an Illinois based nonprofit organization devoted to environmental preservation of the bald eagle and other endangered species
- Illinois and Chicago Net-Birding, a comprehensive list maintained by Urs Geiser.
- Chicago Area Birding Guide, now part of Gadwall.com, maintained by Jim Frazier.
- Wildbirds.com includes information on identifying, attracting and protecting birds, as wel as finding birds in each state. State bird checklists are available, along with articles on selecting binoculars and on wild bird photography.
- Bird Conservation Network, a coalition of organizations with an interest in bird conservation.
- The BCN e-bird Page, compilations of electronically submitted bird sightings.
- Peterson Online Birds, a new quality site with lots of info and links. Thanks to Chuck Williamson for creating the link.
- Illinois Natural Resources Information Network, species specific information.
- IBET (IL Birders Exchanging Thoughts), a Yahoo! group for Illinois birders.