Use the information on this page to learn more about migratory species in Illinois. Tell us about your experiences with migratory species and send photos, too!
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Fall is a season of change, and for many species one of those changes is migration. Migration is the seasonal movement of a population of animals from one area to another. Many fall migrants are also spring migrants, but migration has numerous patterns and varies by species. It may occur as a response to changes in temperature, food supply or the amount of daylight but can be accomplished for reproductive purposes, too. Mammals, birds, fishes and insects are groups of animals in Illinois that include migrant species. Lots more information here