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Instructions for Sending in Your Experiences, Photos and County Information


Tell Us About it!

Tell us about an experience you have had with a migratory species in Illinois. We'll take stories, poems or artwork. Send your entry to dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov today! We will only use your first name and age, so include that information, too. To enter, you must be under age 18. Read the entries here.

Can You Find Migratory Species?

Send up to three photos of Illinois migratory species, and we'll post them on this Web page! Please don't include people in the photos but do include your first name and age. Send the photos to dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov. We suggest the following species, but we will accept any Illinois migratory species: blue-winged teal; ruby-throated hummingbird; mourning dove; turkey vulture; monarch (adult); killdeer. See the entries here.

I've Seen One!

Migratory species can be seen in every Illinois county. We want to prove it by having a reply from someone in every county of the state reporting that you have seen a migrating species. Send the name of the species, the county where you saw it, your first name and age to dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov. Look at the results map here!