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Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area

Directions From East Peoria, take Route 116 north to Route 26 north of Spring Bay. The entrance is signed, directly off Route 26.

Illinois DNR Site Map eBird Hotspot

Description Woodford County Conservation Area has numerous waterfowl impoundments as well as a fairly large bottomland forest. It includes a campground, boat ramp, and Illinois River access.

Illinois DNR Woodford State Fish & Wildlife Area web page

Suggested Route/Stops When not flooded, the trails through the bottomland forest provide opportunities for finding woodpeckers and other bottomland cavity nesters. Migratory warblers use the area in season.
Commonly Seen Birds Spring/Fall -- Waterfowl, waders, shorebirds, and migratory warblers.

Summer -- Woodpeckers, bottomland forest nesters, and waders.

Winter -- Waterfowl, Bald Eagles, and gulls. Longspurs, and occasionally snow buntings, in the farm fields along the entrance road.

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