Cantigny is a great place to watch birds, especially in the spring and fall! The 500-acre property features excellent habitat variety and is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Organized bird walks at the park began in 2008 and are conducted in partnership with the DuPage Birding Club. The walks are free and beginning birders are always welcome. Kids ages 8 and up are also welcome if accompanied by an adult.

To stay informed, join the Cantigny Birding e-mail list​. You’ll receive bird walk reports and, occasionally, messages about rare birds seen on the estate. Send your request to Jeff Reiter at

Enjoy the Birds of Cantigny!