Migration Dashboard

Welcome to the Illinois Audubon Society’s Migration Dashboard. Formerly know as the “Spring Migration Dashboard” we will continue to track the arrival of new species into the state this year.


After a two month drought, we have finally picked up another two species. The two new species are White Ibis, seen in Brown County on 8/4, and Swallow-tailed Kite, seen in Coles County on 8/5.  The two are the first new species for the state this year since 30 May.

This is the first time over the last 6 years (2015-2020) that we have not seen a new species during June and July.

The two bring the state total to 322 species for the year, which is three species behind the 325 mark we were at in both 2019 and 2018 on this date and ahead of the 320 we were at in 2017 at this time of year.  Over the last few years we have seen 336 to 342 species in Illinois on an annual basis, so we should have 15-20 more species to go yet this year.

First Date Species Was Reported in Illinois (2020)

Species#Species
322Gyrfalcon
321Swallow-tailed Kite
320White Ibis
319Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
318Brown Pelican
317Red Knot
316Red Crossbill
315Kirtland's Warbler
314Ruddy Turnstone
313Least Tern
312Swainson's Warbler
311Red-necked Phalarope
310Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
309Western Tanager
308King Rail
307Snowy Plover
306White-winged Dove
305Connecticut Warbler
304Alder Flycatcher
303Willow Flycatcher
302Painted Bunting
301Canada Warbler
300Cape May Warbler
299Olive-sided Flycatcher
298Yellow-billed Cuckoo
297Black-throated Blue Warbler
296Black Tern
295Black-billed Cuckoo
294Mourning Warbler
293Bay-breasted Warbler
292Common Nighthawk
291Western Sandpiper
290Western Kingbird
289Short-billed Dowitcher
288Philadelphia Vireo
287Cinnamon Teal
286Bobolink
285Black-bellied Plover
284Glossy Ibis
283Chestnut-sided Warbler
282Yellow Rail
281Veery
280Magnolia Warbler
279Mississippi Kite
278Common Gallinule
277Least Flycatcher
276Blackburnian Warbler
275Gray-cheeked Thrush
274Eastern Wood-Pewee
273Chuck-will's-widow
272Bell's Vireo
271Golden-winged Warbler
270Acadian Flycatcher
269Western Grebe
268Sanderling
267Franklin's Gull
266Common Tern
265Orchard Oriole
264Stilt Sandpiper
263Yellow-breasted Chat
262Wilson's Phalarope
261Willet
260Grasshopper Sparrow
259White-rumped Sandpiper
258Blackpoll Warbler
257Piping Plover
256Great Crested Flycatcher
255Whimbrel
254Semipalmated Plover
253Tennessee Warbler
252American Redstart
251Red-eyed Vireo
250Semipalmated Sandpiper
249Blue Grosbeak
248Blue-winged Warbler
247Rose-breasted Grosbeak
246Summer Tanager
245Townsend's Warbler
244White-faced Ibis
243Blue-headed Vireo
242Spotted Towhee
241Hudsonian Godwit
240Kentucky Warbler
239Marbled Godwit
238Scarlet Tanager
237Northern Waterthrush
236Yellow Warbler
235Wilson's Warbler
234Hooded Warbler
233American Avocet
232Nashville Warbler
231Swainson's Thrush
230Least Bittern
229Eastern Kingbird
228Say's Phoebe
227Neotropic Cormorant
226Red-necked Grebe
225Swainson's Hawk
224Cerulean Warbler
223Lark Sparrow
222Snowy Egret
221Long-billed Dowitcher
220Henslow's Sparrow
219Wood Thrush
218Worm-eating Warbler
217Baltimore Oriole
216Green Heron
215Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
214Prothonotary Warbler
213Yellow-throated Vireo
212Ruby-throated Hummingbird
211Broad-winged Hawk
210Little Blue Heron
209Baird's Sandpiper
208Least Sandpiper
207Prairie Warbler
206Bank Swallow
205Warbling Vireo
204Dunlin
203White-eyed Vireo
202Black-throated Green Warbler
201Eastern Whip-poor-will
200Sora
199Solitary Sandpiper
198Cattle Egret
197Upland Sandpiper
196Cliff Swallow
195Smith's Longspur
194Black-necked Stilt
193Chimney Swift
192American Bittern
191Northern Parula
190Yellow-headed Blackbird
189Yellow-throated Warbler
188Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
187Black-and-white Warbler
186Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
185Northern Rough-winged Swallow
184Eared Grebe
183American Golden-Plover
182Louisiana Waterthrush
181House Wren
180Purple Martin
179Barn Swallow
178Caspian Tern
177Greater Yellowlegs
176Pectoral Sandpiper
175Lesser Yellowlegs
174Lazuli Bunting
173Osprey
172Tree Swallow
171Spotted Sandpiper
170Vesper Sparrow
169Palm Warbler
168Western Meadowlark
167American Woodcock
166Northern Goshawk
165California Gull
164Common Yellowthroat
163Townsend's Solitaire
162Wilson's Snipe
161African Collared-Dove
160Common Redpoll
159Forster's Tern
158Dickcissel
157Sedge Wren
156Marsh Wren
155Brewer's Blackbird
154Indigo Bunting
153Black Scoter
152Laughing Gull
151Lincoln's Sparrow
150Ovenbird
149Barn Owl
148Prairie Falcon
147Loggerhead Shrike
146Long-tailed Duck
145Gray Catbird
144LeConte's Sparrow
143Golden Eagle
142Surf Scoter
141Greater Prairie-Chicken
140Glaucous Gull
139Monk Parakeet
138Merlin
137Harris's Sparrow
136Long-eared Owl
135Red-throated Loon
134European Goldfinch
133Tundra Swan
132Orange-crowned Warbler
131Common Loon
130Horned Grebe
129Black-crowned Night-Heron
128White-winged Scoter
127Canvasback
126Harlequin Duck
125Double-crested Cormorant
124Snow Bunting
123American Pipit
122Ring-necked Pheasant
121Rough-legged Hawk
120Wild Turkey
119Pine Warbler
118Fish Crow
117Sharp-shinned Hawk
116Clay-colored Sparrow
115Great Egret
114Lesser Scaup
113Chipping Sparrow
112Iceland Gull
111Pine Siskin
110Lesser Black-backed Gull
109Ring-necked Duck
108Eurasian Tree Sparrow
107Red-breasted Nuthatch
106Snowy Owl
105Whooping Crane
104Eurasian Collared-Dove
103Ruddy Duck
102Mute Swan
101Savannah Sparrow
100Turkey Vulture
99Black Vulture
98American Coot
97Northern Shoveler
96Blue-winged Teal
95Wood Duck
94Peregrine Falcon
93Great Black-backed Gull
92Brown-headed Cowbird
91Purple Finch
90Northern Shrike
89American White Pelican
88Sandhill Crane
87Virginia Rail
86Trumpeter Swan
85Pied-billed Grebe
84Northern Bobwhite
83Northern Harrier
82Greater Scaup
81Cackling Goose
80Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
79Cedar Waxwing
78Eastern Phoebe
77Red-breasted Merganser
76Hooded Merganser
75Yellow-rumped Warbler
74Rusty Blackbird
73Ruby-crowned Kinglet
72Horned Lark
71Bald Eagle
70American Tree Sparrow
69Black-capped Chickadee
68Short-eared Owl
67Common Grackle
66Red-winged Blackbird
65Eastern Meadowlark
64Eastern Towhee
63Swamp Sparrow
62Song Sparrow
61White-throated Sparrow
60White-crowned Sparrow
59Fox Sparrow
58Field Sparrow
57Lapland Longspur
56Hermit Thrush
55Northern Mockingbird
54Brown Thrasher
53European Starling
52Carolina Wren
51Winter Wren
50Brown Creeper
49White-breasted Nuthatch
48Golden-crowned Kinglet
47Tufted Titmouse
46Carolina Chickadee
45American Crow
44Blue Jay
43American Kestrel
42Northern Flicker
41Pileated Woodpecker
40Hairy Woodpecker
39Red-bellied Woodpecker
38Red-headed Woodpecker
37Belted Kingfisher
36Red-tailed Hawk
35Red-shouldered Hawk
34Cooper's Hawk
33Great Blue Heron
32Bonaparte's Gull
31Killdeer
30Mourning Dove
29Rock Pigeon
28Green-winged Teal
27Northern Pintail
26American Wigeon
25Gadwall
24Greater White-fronted Goose
23Ross's Goose
22Snow Goose
21Eastern Bluebird
20Barred Owl
19Northern Saw-whet Owl
18Eastern Screech-Owl
17Dark-eyed Junco
16American Goldfinch
15House Finch
14House Sparrow
13American Robin
12Downy Woodpecker
11Herring Gull
10Ring-billed Gull
9Common Merganser
8Common Goldeneye
7Bufflehead
6Redhead
5American Black Duck
4Mallard
3Northern Cardinal
2Canada Goose
1Great Horned Owl


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