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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Feature Story

LaBagh Woods Celebration

Helping Birds Along the Way



May 20, 2017

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.


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Bird the Preserves







If I find a baby bird, what should I do?

Find out here!




Double Bird Blitz!

Explore Palos & Sag Preserves

Birders of all levels,

learn more & register:


June 3  Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont


June 17  Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs


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April 2017: Students Plant Milkweed at Chicago State University


Chicago State University students planting milkweed seeds.



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


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Last updated: May 11, 2017