Chicago Wildlife Watch Talk


  • BBugman by BBugman

    I the 1980's I worked for a while in Lake Point Tower, and would occasionally see ring necked pheasants in a vacant lot between Lake Shore Drive and the Lake. This was back before they straightened the old S-curves on LSD. That lot is long gone, and I'm wondering if there are still pheasants anywhere in Chicago? I'd enjoying hearing if there are any reports.



  • DZM by DZM admin

    Hm, interesting question! Google says that this is in their range, but I don't know if they've been expatriated from the nearer Chicagoland region.

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    Good one for the science team!


  • mason_UWI by mason_UWI scientist

    We have never gotten images of ring-necked pheasants, but that certainly does not mean they are not out there. A quick look on ebird suggests that they are rare visitors to the area now, but have been seen up by Montrose and at Northerly island. Here is a link to the map of sightings