Lake County

Macdonald Woods Forest Preserve

Macdonald Woods has a variety of habitats and is especially good for migrant warblers and wintering sparrows and shrikes. The extensive conifer stands have Pine Warblers and Red-breasted Nuthatches. Northern Shrikes can be found in both the north and south shrublands. Migrant warblers are especially good along the wood chip trail, and the feeders along the wood chip trail near the western pond have White-throated and Fox Sparrows during the winter, as well as the occasional Cooper’s Hawk and Northern Flicker. In the summer, Field Sparrow and Brown Thrasher can be found.


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