Seasons of Wildlife

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Illinois River Refuges Complex Bird List

Click here to download a list of birds found on the Illinois River Refuges Complex.

Want to Report a Sighting?

  • Refuge staff and other volunteers make casual, irregular observations that may be posted as notes on the website. If you have an observation to report, email us at

Bird Counts Conducted by the Illinois Natural History Survey

The Illinois Natural History Survey conducts aerial surveys of waterfowl on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers on a weekly basis during waterfowl season. Visit the Illinois Natural History Survey website to view the latest waterfowl survey on the Illinois River.