Adams County - Brown County

Siloam Springs State Park

Siloam Springs State Park is home to three highly sought-after species in Illinois: Worm-eating Warbler, Bewick’s Wren, and Chuck-will’s-widow, though Bewick’s Wren has not been present since 2014. Worm-eating Warbler can be found in almost any of the ravines found throughout the park, but can be very easily found at the parking lot indicated (Red Oak Trail) on the map. Also note that the county line goes north-south right through that parking lot, and walking east on the trail takes you immediately into Brown County.

Bewick’s Wrens once nested for several years in the vicinity of the Headquarters building, specifically around the equipment storage area, as indicated on the map. Being familiar with it’s song will greatly help locating it.

Other species found in the park include Barred Owl, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Summer Tanager, Wood Thrush, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk.

Bewick’s Wren has also been found at the Benville Cemetery about 3 miles east of the park boundary, at the intersection of Co. Rd. 255E and Co. Rd. 175N. (also marked on the map).

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Chuck-will’s-widow can be found near the Buckhorn Unit parking lot, off County Rd 400 North.