Warren County Conservation Board parks, trails, and wildlife areas are a great place to go birding. Volunteer Jim Sinclair has compiled a list of species found at Bank Swallow Bend and Summerset trail & park. Click below to view the list and see how many species you can spot.
All of our parks offer opportunities to view a variety of wildlife, but here are some specific places you might have luck.
Hike through our prairie as well as woodland trails to see wetland wildlife, prairie wildlife, and head back to the wildlife viewing tower. You can also visit the site of the Osprey Project or the Butterfly Garden.
The plentiful game as well as diverse songbird populations make the 138-acres at Blue Flag Marsh a popular destination for wildlife observation. Many game species including deer, squirrels, raccoons, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, as well as many furbearing animals are found here.
The plentiful game in addition to diverse songbird populations make the 542-acres at Bank Swallow Bend a popular destination for wildlife observation. Bitterns, Bank Swallows, resident Bald Eagles, Snowy Egrets and more bird species await. You will find many game species including deer, squirrels, raccoons, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, as well as many furbearing here. Don’t forget your camera!
No hike at Otter Creek is complete without a visit to the pond. Although it is small and contains no fish, it attracts a large number of animals. Insects and frogs inhabit the waters. The large tadpole population makes it a great attraction for children, whose access to the water has been made safe by the installation of a boardwalk along the pond’s edge.
Stretching eleven miles from Carlisle to Indianola, the Summerset Trail passes through rolling hills and wetland river bottom as it winds from town to town. In the middle sits the village of Summerset on the south bank of the Middle River. With this varied landscape, it is a birders and wildlife watchers paradise.