CHICAGO — If you don't think Chicago is wild, you're not looking up in the sky.
Hundreds of bird species are migrating their way through the city currently, making their way south while stopping at many of Chicago's bird paradises. That includes Montrose Point, Big Marsh and countless other spots along Lake Michigan's shoreline and even in the city's interior.
Justin Breen is excited to get to talk about birds again.
The birds come through Chicago as a feeding and resting stop as they head as far south as South America. The city provides trees, beaches and other habitats that aren't available on farmland. That even includes Chicago golf courses, which are filled with ponds, sand and trees.
Members of the Illinois Birding Network Facebook group have posted dozens of photos of the feathered friends that are flying around and hanging out in the city.
Check out the slideshow above or the pics below.
Purple Martins at Montrose Harbor. [Robert Hughes]
Carolina Wren at Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary. [Matthew Cvetas]
A young Peregrine Falcon at Big Marsh in Chicago. [Matthew Cvetas]
Cooper's Hawk with its Rock Pigeon prey at Montrose Point. [Geoff Williamson]
Chestnut-sided Warbler at Montrose Point. [Geoff Williamson]
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