DuPage County

Cantigny

The former McCormick estate hosts bird walks on the second Saturday of each month. These walks are free, so they are ideal to attend if paying the ($5.00 per car) entry fee into the park is undesired. The park borders the golf course, as well as has a couple good habitat edges. Resident Red-headed Woodpeckers nest behind the museum year round. In addition, a flock of 14 Wild Turkeys frequents the parks often. The feeders at the visitor’s center draws Red-breasted Nuthatches and finches. During migration seasons, the rose gardens and fruit trees attracts many warblers species, including Black-throated Green, Blackburnian and Golden-winged to name a few. New for 2013, a Chimney Swift Tower has been constructed beside the Idea Garden.


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