White-tailed deer live here! We see them everyday, so please watch for them when you drive through the park.
Turkey photo shoot! I finally got a few minutes with the family of turkeys this morning on my way into work. They were pretty patient while I took several photos. There are two adults and I counted 8 little ones. The wildlife here at Starved Rock State Park is amazing! You never know what you will see on the trails or the drive in. Deer, squirrels, rabbits, pheasant, waterfowl and tons of birds! Come often!
An Eastern Bluebird
The Amecan Woodcock
The American Woodcock in the grass
An Oriole near the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center.
An Eastern Bluebird on a breeding box
Squirrel hanging from the bird feeders at the Visitor Center
Squirrels are among the many forms of wildlife at Starved Rock State Park.
This little grey squirrel has discovered the bird feeders hanging down by the Visitor Center as a great source of his meals.
The Wild Turkey Gobble
The Great Horned Owl
White Pelican in breeding season
Spider Web on the Way to Wildcat Canyon.
The male Wild Turkey displaying for a female
Fawns and their mom on a summer morning at Starved Rock S
The Tree Swallow
A pair of tree swallows
Female Red Winged Blackbird
The Wild Turkey
Wild Turkeys are often seen at Starved Rock State Park, especially with their young following behind. Please watch for them as you drive through the park.
Visit Buffalo State Park to see this resident Bison.
Buffalo Rock is located just a few miles east of Starved Rock State Park. Two bisons live here year 'round.
A male and female grosbeak at the Visitor Center bird feeders. These feeders attract a lot of different bird species!
Birdwatching is FREE and fun at the Starved Rock Visitor Center
Eagle Watch Weekend is a great reason to come to Starved Rock Lodge, State Park and Visitor Center. Snow or no snow, there are still birds of prey to see and fun things to do!
A rose breasted grosbeak
Who me? I'm lookin for nuts!
A woodpecker gets a meal at the bird feeders.
The red wing Blackbird.
This fawn was seen on top of Starved Rock! He really likes to hike.
Mommy wild turkey with her little ones in tow.
Great blue heron as seen from the "Belle of the Rock" paddlewheeler on one of Starved Rock's Land & Water Cruises.
Canada Geese on the banks of the Illinois River.
A frog at French Canyon enjoys a dip in a puddle on a summer afternoon!
Mallard and Hen on the Illinois River at Starved Rock
Bisons at Buffalo Rock State Park
Sleepy summer afternoon for these bison at Buffalo Rock State Park
Pelicans in flight. Their wings are tipped with black feathers, making a beautiful sight against a blue sky.
Geese on parade at Starved Rock State Park
Winter WONDERland of White-tailed Deer at Starved Rock State Park
Pelicans migrate through the Starved Rock area in the spring and fall, but now a few are staying year 'round.
White Pelican flies among Autumn's Golden backdrop!