Chicago Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Chicago Field Office

230 South Dearborn St.,

Suite 2938

Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312-216-4720

FAX: 312-216-1788
TTY: 1-800-877-8339
(Federal Relay)


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We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Chicago metro area endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.



For questions about CITES permits, and importing wildlife and wildlife parts, please contact the USFWS Chicago Wildlife Inspection Program (847) 298-3250

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International Migratory Bird Day

Helping Birds Along the Way




Welcome back birds at this year’s International Migratory Bird Day Celebration. Enjoy seeing birds migrating from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Watch bird banding, meet a raptor, plant a shrub, join a beginner bird walk, participate in family activities and more. Refreshments will be available.


Saturday, May 20 - 9 to 11:30am


Labagh Woods (Cicero just north of Foster)


This event 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.


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January 10, 2017: In a race against extinction, rusty patched bumble is listed as endangered


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Last updated: April 10, 2017