Twin Lakes Wildlife


American Bittern - by Stephen Maxson

Features: The Twin Lakes WMA, located in Kittson County, is comprised of over 50 percent wetlands with the remainder in aspen forest, oak savannah and dry prairie. The site is managed by the Minnesota DNR and is over 8,000 acres in size.


Best Times To Visit: May through October.


Birds To Look For: Waterfowl, rails, Sandhill Crane, warblers, Eastern Towhee, American Bittern, sparrows, Bald Eagle and Common Loon.


Notes For Birding The Area: Prairie wildflowers are lovely in mid summer. Watch for moose, wolves, bobcat and river otter. Free camping at eight primitive sites within the WMA. A wildlife observation mound is located on the unit.


Contact: DNR Area Wildlife Office, PO Box 154, Karlstad, MN 56732, (218) 436-2427.