Access 1: from Highway 21 go west on Hwy 587 for 16.1 km to Rge Rd 25-3. Turn north 0.1 km to pull-off.
Access 2: go east on Hwy 587 to Rge Rd 25-2. Go south to T-intersection (Twp Rd 34-0), then go west for 1.0 km. The entrance is not signed and easy to miss.
Large treeless reservoir surrounded by cultivated fields and a few shelter belts.
Day use and foot access only.
Mergansers, Ring-necked Pheasant, Common Loon, grebes, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Sandhill Crane, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Horned Lark. In winter: Northern Shrike, Snow Bunting.
Watch for the slough on Rge Rd 25-2 (north of the T-intersection). Great Horned Owls are sometimes seen in the window of the old abandoned building.
Side roads are not recommended for travel when wet.
This site is a Conservation Site and a Designated Pheasant Release Site. Check Alberta Discover Guide for details.
No open fires.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
More birds will be seen in the spring and summer seasons, but all locations will have some winter birds. Typical and common species can be expected for each habitat described. Large deep lakes typically attract migrating waterfowl, (ducks, swans, and geese). Notable Species are species of special interest that have been recently recorded in or near the area.
Alberta Conservation Association’s (ACA) Alberta Discover Guide has 170 + Conservation Sites listed for the Central Alberta area. Check their website www.albertadiscoverguide.com for locations to pick up a printed version or get the pdf or app version at: www.albertadiscoverguide/getyourguide.cfm