MonITORING AND RESTORATION FOR MIGRANTS
BCN, in cooperation with other Chicagoland agencies, has developed a migration monitoring protocol for studying habitat use and foraging habits of migrant birds, and used it to study two local sites (see report on results in the next section below). This work is part of the "Chicago Urban Treaty Project" generously funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program, through funding provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Urban Bird Treaty Program.
- Download BCN's Migrant Restoration Monitoring Protocol (.pdf)
- Download the Foraging Survey Monitoring Form (.pdf)
Habitat Restoration and Research
The results of a three year study (2015-2017) at LaBagh Woods and Montrose Point aimed at identifying the effects of habitat restoration on migrant birds, and the foraging preferences of and plantings used most by migrants. Written by the Urban Wildlife Institute and Bird Conservation Network.
The results of a three year study (2001-2003) aimed at identifying Chicago region tree species that are used most by foraging migrant birds in spring and recommendations for improving habitat for migrants. Written by Audubon-Chicago Region and the Field Museum.