American White Pelicans are large soaring birds that have the second-largest average wingspan of any North American bird.

The birds soar with incredible steadiness on broad, white-and-black wings.

Short-eared Owl. .

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Notice the plumage color and patterns when perched and in-flight.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most interesting birds in Illinois and where to find them. . .

IORC was organized in 1986 to review Illinois bird records using evidence submitted to it by observers and others.

Forest. Out of the 9000+ species of birds found worldwide, over 200 have been spotted in Illinois. .

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On the water they dip their pouched bills to scoop up fish, or tip-up like an oversized dabbling duck.
For help with identifying a bird you have seen, the Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a.
Sometimes, groups of pelicans work together to herd fish.

It is about 12 inches long.

Long-eared Owl.

Mourning Dove. . .

. The list is based on the deliberations of the seven-member Illinois Ornithological Records Committee (IORC). . . So if you see a big black bird in the prairie state, you’re probably looking at an.

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The second video is more in-depth, covering the same species in more detail.

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