2019 Spring Bird Count - May 4, 2019
The statewide Spring Bird Count is held annually throughout Illinois around the first weekend in May and is intended to provide some information and data on early spring migration throughout Illinois. The DuPage Birding Club coordinates the spring count efforts in DuPage County. Traditionally, DuPage County has one of the highest numbers of participants and level of effort recorded throughout the state. It is not uncommon to have over 90 birders out in the field throughout the day. The Spring Bird Count has been conducted every year since 1978. For the Spring Bird Count, the County is divided into 16 areas led by a captain for each area. Joe Suchecki is the current county-wide coordinator for the club. Information gathered is submitted to the State of Illinois.
The information that follows provides a short narrative on the latest Spring Bird Count results as well as a summary table of all the Spring Bird Count data.
Any questions can be directed to Joe Suchecki at Jsuchecki@dupagebirding.org.