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 small parking area.
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 Pheasants, 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 (before the T-intersection). Great Horned Owls are sometimes seen in the window of the old abandoned building. This site is a Designated Pheasant Release Site. No open fires. Side roads not recommended for travel when wet.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
~ Use discretion when venturing into natural habitat.
~ Do not trespass on private land.
~ Some sites allow livestock grazing.
~ Some sites allow hunting.
~ Some sites in western regions are in bear/cougar habitat. Take all necessary precautions.
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).