The photos on this website were taken as Eric Gyllenhaal did his once-a-week bird monitoring at Douglass Park. Eric monitors birds as a volunteer for the Chicago-area Bird Conservation Network.

Since there are a lot more photos of birds than other creatures, birds get four separate pages on this website, one for each season. You can use menu links to see photos of birds that use the park in Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring.

For more information about Douglass Park birds, please visit these sites:

  • The Nature in Douglass Park Facebook group includes monthlyupdates about birds and other wildlife found in Douglass Park, plus news about nature-related events and natural area management in the park.
  • Douglass Park’s eBird Hotspot page includes detailed lists of birds that have been found in the park