Welcome to Galena Birding

Gregg Painter is an experienced birder, knowledgeable about a variety of birding habitats in the Galena/Jo Daviess County area.

Guided bird walks can be arranged for individuals or groups, beginners or more experienced birders.

Field Trips

JoDaviess County Birds Field Trips

Viewing of resident birds in a variety of wooded and open habitats.

Field Trip Information

All trips listed will depart from the Galena Visitor's Center (Depot) parking lot.

Map of Galena Visitor's Center (Depot) parking lot

Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the viewing site(s) within 8 miles of Galena. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. High power birding scope will be provided.

Fee: $25/person. Children free.

To register call Galena Birding (815) 777-0621 and leave a message, or email us here.


Field Trip Sightings...

American Black Duck Mallard Mallard American Black Cross
Wood Duck Widgeon Gadwall
Shoveler Canvas Back Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal Green-winged Teal Redhead
Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead Hooded Merganser Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck Canada Goose
White Fronted Goose Bald Eagle Kingfishers
American White Pelican Sandhill Crane Coot
Killdeer Pie-billed Grebe  

Spring Sightings

We have had some wonderful sightings of returning migrants.

Wood Duck Kildeer Spotted Sandpiper
Barred Owl Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Pileated Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird Cliff Swallow
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Eastern Bluebird Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush Brown Thrasher Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-throated Vireo Warbling Vireo Blue Winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler Nashville Warbler Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Magnolia Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler
Cape May Warbler Yellow-rumped warbler Black-throated green Warbler
Palm Warbler Black poll Cerulean Warbler
Black and White Warbler American Redstart Prothonatory Warbler
Northern Waterthrush Scarlet Tanager Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting Eastern Towhee Savanna Sparow
Grasshopper Sparrow Bobolink Northern Oriole
Carolina Wren Great Blue Heron Trumpeter Swans
Ring-billed Gull Kildeer Turkey
Bald Eagle Canada Goose American Coot
Mallard Wood Duck Pintail
Green-winged Teal Northern Shoveler Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser American Black Duck Common Golden Eye
Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Canvasback
Bufflehead Widgeon Red-tailed Hawk
Kestrel Plus other songbirds. Yellow billed Cuckoo
Belted Kingfisher Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-eyed Vireo Carolina Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird Brown Thrasher Wood Thrush
Tennessee Warbler Nashville Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Black and white Warbler
Ovenbird Hooded Warbler Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee    

Plus many other more common birds!

Get in touch

Call Galena Birding at (815) 777-0621 and leave a message.

You can email us at galenabirding@gmail.com