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Putnam County Conservation Area

Directions Take Highway 29 north past Henry to the small town of Putnam. Turn east on 550N, this road will end at the entrance to the Senachwine Lake, Putnam County Conservation Area.
Description Putnam County Conservation area spans the Illinois River. It includes the Lake Senachwine access area as well as a wooded tract near McNabb, Illinois.
Suggested Route/Stops The bluffs above Lake Senachwine are good for birds of open areas as well as migrating warblers. Lake Senachwine is shallow and sometimes hosts good numbers of shorebirds and teal.
Commonly Seen Birds Spring/Fall -- Ducks and shorebirds, upland areas can be good for warblers.

Summer -- Cormorant, American White Pelican


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