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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Ornithology: Grabers' Illinois Birds series

This guide points highlight key resources on Illinois Ornithology, including publications of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and facilitates easy access to digitized content where available. (Braxton)


Ornithologists Richard Graber (Illinois Natural History Survey) and Jean W. Graber (Department of Animal Science) during the 1970s and 1980s, published a series of Illinois Natural History Survey Biological Notes on Illinois birds by family.  The Grabers also performed a census of Illinois bird populations 1956-1958 to update the survey performed by researchers at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History 1906-1909.  This work was published as Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin volume 28 no. 3 in 1963.   Photographs from their survey work and their papers are held in the University Archives. 

Illinois Birds Series online

Graber Materials in the University Archives