|Commonly Seen Birds
Spring/Fall -- Good variety of ducks and coots by the thousands. Occasional shorebirds, waders including Cattle Egrets and Little Blue Herons(in fall), and sora rails. Sparrows and other birds of open fields. Ospreys and Northern Harriers.
Summer -- Cormorants, Sora, American Bittern and other waders. Grassland species including nesting Bobolinks and Loggerhead Shrikes some years.
Winter -- Bald Eagles. Duck variety remains high until the water freezes. Short-eared Owls have wintered in the fields near Pump House Lake in recent years.