The DuPage Birding Club Hotline
This Illinois rare bird alert (RBA) covers DuPage and Kane
Counties, and Will County north of Joliet.
You can call the hotline at 630-406-8111.
Current Hotline Transcript
You can read the
latest hotlines here. You can also listen to the hotline
by dialing 630-406-8111, or read it via one of several electronic
distribution methods (see below).
You can read the archives
back to 1995. And there is a search
capability as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We get lots of questions on the DuPage Birding Club Hotline.
We have compiled the most frequently asked questions
To report a rare bird, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DuPage Birding Club Official Page
The birding club for the western suburbs of Chicago is online at www.dupagebirding.org.
All Points Bulletin
This list should help guide birders in knowing
what birds they've seen that should be reported to the hotline.
Hints for Bird Identification
Use these tips to help assure that you're
identifying the bird properly before you call the hotline.
Other sighting information
Please check these sites:
Other Hotline Electronic Distribution Methods:
More and more birders are maintaining journals and diaries of their
bird sightings and experiences. This page lists all of the ones I
currently know about. Combine this with an occasional visit to the
IBET archives, and you've likely to know about most of the goodies being
seen in the area.
of recent postings to IBET
Chicago Area Hotlines
Bird Hotline Cooperative (BirdChat)
This is an international email list that distributes this hotline and
others to participants around the world. In addition, they maintain discussion
lists as well. Recent reports of all hotlines are listed on Jack
Siler's site. You may have to search to find the DuPage hotline
Urs captures hotline transcripts posted to BIRDCNTR. You'll find
both the DuPage
Exchanging Thoughts (IBET)
This is an mailing list for Illinois birds and birders.
Remember to call the hotline (630-406-8111) as well. Sometimes
reports are taped and the Internet is not updated due to technical problems.