Eastern Bluebirds are often seen on the grounds. Cantigny has 55 bluebird boxes throughout the property. (Photo by Cynthia Paralejas)
Many people who stroll the grounds of Cantigny like to watch birds. With that in mind, the park began an organized birdwatching program in 2008.
We want Cantigny to be a regular birding destination for those who already enjoy the hobby and for those just getting started. Participants of all ability levels are welcome!
Our program is anchored by guided bird walks on the second Saturday of every month. The walks are free and originate from the Visitors Center. Volunteers from the DuPage Birding Club serve as leaders, helping participants find and identify as many bird species as possible. Binoculars are available free of charge for those who may need to borrow a pair.
Results from past bird walks are accessible from this page (see below). There is also a link to a “master list” of confirmed bird sightings at Cantigny. Our list is growing fast!
The feeders outside of Le Jardin in the Visitors Center are another part of the Cantigny birding program. When visiting the park, be sure to check them!
Finally, to stay informed, consider joining the Cantigny Birding e-mail list. To join, please send your information to Jeff Reiter.
Enjoy the birds of Cantigny!
Results from Cantigny bird walks:
Cantigny All-Time Sightings
The next bird walk is on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 am at the Visitors Center. Check the events calendar for details.
Click here to see results from our past bird walks.
Feb: Fri-Sun, 9am to Sunset*Mar-Apr: 9am to Sunset*May-Oct: 7am to Sunset*Nov-Dec: 9am to Sunset*
*The in-bound park gate closes one hour prior to sunset.
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