A mecca for wildlife, this 6,254 acre facility is home to pheasants and deer, blue-birds and cottontails and many other wild animals. The area is particularly noted for the thousands upon thousands of ducks, geese and swans that drop in during their spring and fall migrations. Of special interest to visitors is the spring migration of Canada Geese, Snow Geese, and Tundra Swans which visit the area by the tens of thousands during the first week of March.
Middle Creek provides a 400-acre lake, marshy habitats, and trails to observe flora and fauna. There are picnic areas and a driving tour for cars and bikers available beginning the first of March. Maps can be obtained at the Middlecreek Welcome Center.
Best Known For
In 2010, Middle Creek was designated as a Globally Significant Important Bird Area, based on hosting a large percentage of the world’s population of Tundra Swans and Snow Geese.
What Locals Love About It.
- “This is the time of the year that the snow geese stop at Middle Creek on their annual migration north. What a sight to see when a few decide that feeding is over and 20,000 of them take off at the same time and fly from the field to one of the adjacent lakes. Timing is critical since this only happens end of Feb, 1st week of March and usually just before dusk. Other birds also- swans, ducks, hawks, and when we were there on Thursday, [we] saw a bald eagle nesting and mate flying overhead. Cameras and good binoculars a must.” – rth via Tripadvisor.com
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