Manager's Message

Many species of birds are nourished by the river and healthy prairie

Stephen Giguere, Park Manager

As we progress through fall and quickly approach winter we are observing an increase in wildlife in the park, particularly migratory birds. As the summer rains and flood waters are now long past us the receding water levels provide ample and abundant feeding grounds for many species. Recent observations include over 30 species of birds alone including white pelicans, bald eagles, roseate spoonbills, wood storks and egrets. The back country trails are continuing to dry out, however they are still wet in some locations.