Go 18km east of Trochu on Hwy 585 to bridge crossing. Campgrounds located on each side of the Red Deer River near the Tolman Badlands Heritage Rangeland Provincial Natural Area.
River valley dominated by cottonwood poplars. Nearby Natural Area contains badlands with small upland plateaus of fescue grassland mixed with patches of spruce forest.
No hiking trails but interesting viewing along river and in campground.
Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, American Goldfinch, Eastern Kingbird.
Birding is especially good around the day use area on the east side of the river.
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