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Printable checklists and checklists available for downloading.

 

 

Our Checklists

This bird checklists are designed for practical, easy use in the car or in the field.

 

ILLINOIS CHECKLISTS

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Two-Page IL Compact (.pdf format): This compact two page checklist (one sheet of paper front and back) is great for keeping a tally of species seen. This compact version is great for day trips, a site list, or other lists that you may keep with you in the field. Excel Version.

 

 

Four-Page IL with 9 Columns (.pdf format): This four page checklist has nine columns that can be used to keep track of sightings at different sites, counties, or for other lists. This is a great travel checklist for birders who keep separate tallies at different sites or in different counties. Use the boxes left of the species names to keep an overall running tally as well. Excel Version.

 

 

Detailed IL with 6 Columns (.pdf format): This is an Excel version of the official IOS Birds of Illinois checklist. Includes Latin names and details about species status in Illinois. Species in this list are divided into Orders (or Families where more appropriate). This is a seven page checklist, best for desk use. Excel Version.

 

 

DUPAGE CHECKLISTS

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DuPage - Compact Booklet (SIDE 1):

DuPage - Compact Booklet (SIDE 2):

 

This is a compact booklet version of the DuPage bird checklist. Print side 1, turn the paper over in your printer and print side 2. Cut in half and fold - makes two 4.25" x 5.5" booklets.
MS Word Version - Page 1 ... MS Word Version - Page 2.

 

 

DuPage Two-Page with 7 Columns (.pdf format): This two page checklist has seven columns that can be used to keep track of sightings at different sites or on different days. Use the boxes left of the species names to keep an overall running tally as well. Excel Version.

 

 

 

NE Illinois Checklists

Bird checklists for locations and areas within north-eastern Illinois.

 

NE ILLINOIS CHECKLISTS

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Chicago Area Checklist (COS): A checklist of Chicago area birds including Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Will, and Cook counties.  The checklist contains three columns for checking off birds and ranking of overall rarity.  Compact, printable design.

 

 

Cook County Checklist: A checklist of about 290 species of birds that have been reported in Cook County Preserves and surrounding areas.  The checklist contains spaces for checking off birds and ranking of overall rarity and time of year seen.

 

 

DuPage Checklist (DBC): The DuPage Bird Checklist by Denis Kania with ranking of rarity of each species during seven seasons of the year; posted with permission on Illinois and Chicago Birding by Urs Geiser. Printable, but no check boxes.

 

 

Kane County Checklist (KCA): The Kane County Bird Checklist produced by Denis Kania and the Kane County Audubon. Includes rankings of rarity of each species during four seasons of the year. Printable, but no check boxes. An excel version is also available.

 

 

 

Other Bird Checklists

Additional checklists for Illinois and other regions outside of NE Illinois.

 

OTHER CHECKLISTS

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Illinois Bird Checklist (IOS): A detailed checklist for Illinois with all species recorded in Illinois and breeding status. Online only. OFFICIAL IL LIST

 

 

USGS Illinois Checklists: Checklists for other areas in Illinois, mainly wildlife refuges is west-central and southern IL.

 

 

Birds of Illinois Checklist: Checklist with all species recorded in Illinois based on the IAS checklist.

 

 

ABA Checklists: Checklist of birds within the ABA area in North America and surrounding islands.

 

 

USGS State Checklists: A database of local checklists for the 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

 

 

 

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