Birding McLean County
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Welcome to Birding McLean County.  This site is intended to provide both resident and visiting birders with information vital to making birding withing the county limits fun and productive.

Be sure to check out the Site Guide for up-to-date on suggestions for great places to bird when you're in the Bloomington-Normal area.

To start become active in the area's birding community, you may find it worthwhile to join the John Wesley Powell Audubon Society.  You may also like to join the Central Illinois Birding Forum, an internet listserv where birders in central Illinois discuss recent sightings and ask questions.

If you'd like to report a rare bird, please contact Michael Retter at mlretter AT and Dale Birkenholz at dbirke AT  Or phone:

Michael Retter                 Dale Birkenholz 
(309) 824-7317               (309) 452-8086 

To see what is considered noteworthy, check out the county checklist.

Site administered by Michael Retter.  Last updated 27 July 2006.