Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary

  • Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary, Chicago

    For decades, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary has drawn people from all over the region and nearby states to wit ness the profusion of migrating songbirds found here spring and fall. Originally, what drew birders was the "Magic Hedge," a 150-foot former fence line that was left unmowed and untended more from neglect than from a specic intent to attract birds. But because of the way Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary thrusts out into Lake Michigan, it is a logical landing place for exhausted songbirds. When birds arrived and found few choices for shelter and food, they tended to congregate at this particular hedge.

    -- Chicago Habitat Directory 2005