Cook County - Cook County Forest Preserves

Ford Road/Bergman Slough/Bergman Slough Field

Ford Road is north of McCarthy Road between Will-Cook and Wolf Roads. There are pull-over parking spaces on the south side of Ford Road. To the south is Bergman Slough Field and to the north is Cap Sauer Forest Preserve. Near the east most parking space where the road starts to curve south a Summer

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Will County

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie: Iron Bridge access

While there are many grassland species that can be found breeding here, including Henslow’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Sedge Wren and so on, the main attraction is Northern Mockingbird and Loggerhead Shrike.

In the map below, the main parking lot is shown at the end of Schweitzer Rd. The green line marks the trail

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Putnam County

Hennepin & Hopper Lakes

Hennepin-Hopper, as it’s known, is one of Illinois premier birding locations. This restored wetland has some of the best quality cattail marshes in northern Illinois.

There are 3 primary birding spots here:

The boat launch The boat launch area offers a good vantage point to scope the marsh. Breeding birds here include Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common

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