The votes are in and the Ruby-Throated Humming Bird has won the honorary title of Glencoe’s Most Im-PECK-able Bird! The winner was announced at Glencoe Public Library webinar “Bird Migration in Chicago,” on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 which was co-sponsored with the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force, the Friends of the Green Bay Trail, and the Glencoe Community Garden. Read more about the contest and this amazing bird on the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force Blog!
Glencoe and its surrounding region draw a spectacular diversity of birds, with roughly 300 species passing through each year on their way to the Arctic or back to South America. But the community is seeing fewer birds each year as human pollution and climate change threaten their natural habitats, which Glencoe has a lot of-- the lake, residential yards, parks, rivers and the Skokie Lagoons. Activities like planting native shrubs and trees that provide shelter, nests and food sources in residential backyards will help feathered friends survive and flourish. Birds are natural pest controllers, pollinators and clean-up crews-- the community needs them as much as they need us.
The contest to name Glencoe’s Most Im-PECK-able Bird was created by the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force to increase awareness of biodiversity in our environment and the importance of planting native plants in your yard to sustain it! The Sustainability Task Force graciously thanks all 357 people who voted for their favorite birds, including 97 first graders from District 35.
Read about each ten of our feathered contest candidates by clicking each of the cards below or watch this video!