Winnebago County offers superb opportunities for bird-watching. More than 300 bird species have been recorded in Winnebago County’s woods, rivers, lakes and prairies, many of them easily seen from a car or during an easy stroll.
See the printable Birding Checklist for Winnebago County for a comprehensive listing of all the species that have been documented.
Birdwatching Observation Sites
The 10,300 acres of woodlands, prairies, rivers, and marshes protected and managed by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District provide convenient, safe and fascinating opportunities for year-round birding adventures.
Colored Sands Forest Preserve
Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Sugar River Forest Preserve
Severson Dells Nature Center
Nature at the Confluence- South Beloit