See the following link information concerning the
Current Status of Access to Fermilab
The diverse habitat to be found on Fermilab's 6800 acres and the relative
lack of disturbance combine to make Fermilab one of the best bird-watching
locations in the entire Chicago area. The list of birds seen at Fermilab boasts
over 270 species including nearly 100 confirmed or at least likely breeding
species. A variety of habitats are found on Fermilab grounds and include upland
forest, flood plain woods, oak savanna, restored prairie, grasslands, pasture,
croplands, fence rows, scrub, and a variety of lakes, streams and wetlands.
Fermilab is for the most part located in DuPage County where it is considered
the premier site for unusual geese, shorebirds, owls, grassland birds and
shrikes. The western portion of the site spills over into Kane County and
though less diverse, still contains some interesting birding locations.
The following links describe various locations on site that are of
particular interest to bird watchers.
Also see our interactive Site Map to locate the birding
hot spots on site.