Perhaps this was posted to IBET before by others, but just in case... It's a long term study. Chicago is the only Illinois city in the survey, so perhaps the city birders on IBET/ilbirds would be interested in completing the survey.
Regards Bob Fisher
In a message dated 12/12/2016 5:08:31 A.M. Central Standard Time, <bonierf...> writes: I am a biologist at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. My collaborator, Paul Martin, and I are studying adaptation in urban birds, and are seeking help from birders and ornithologists around the globe to identify which of our focal species breed in the largest cities, worldwide.
We would appreciate it if you would consider completing our survey if you are familiar with the birds of any of the cities on our list (all with populations >750,000). The survey should take less than 10 minutes for one city. You can find more information about our study, a complete list of focal cities, and links to the surveys here: