||An Illinois State Nature Preserve, Forest Park is a series of oak-hickory bluffs with several Illinois River overlooks. It has a network of valley and ridgetop hiking trails as well as a Nature Center with educational displays, restrooms, and a gift shop featuring nature books, bird feeders, and more.
Forest Park Nature Center web site
|Commonly Seen Birds
Spring/Fall -- Warblers, vireos, tanagers, and other migrants.
Summer -- Nesting hawks. Worm-eating Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, American Redstart, Louisiana Waterthrush
Winter -- An extensive array of bird feeders makes it possible to view numerous species from the warm confines of the Nature Center.