DNAinfo — “Northerly Island Is Now a Bird Paradise with 250 Species and Counting”

November 29, 2016

“Birders who use the bird-tracking tool eBird recently documented the 250th bird species to be found at Northerly Island, which was reopened to the public in September 2015 after a series of natural enhancements. The added features include wetlands and grasslands, plus the introduction of thousands of trees and shrubs.”

This important habitat also serves a crucial role in preventing birds from striking McCormick Place.

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“Designed by landscape architects SmithGroupJJR with Studio Gang Architects, and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the new Northerly Island parkland will offer a taste of the habitats, from ponds to marshes to prairies to savannas, that existed before development overran the Chicago area.”