Fergus Falls – Lake Alice ~ Riverview Waterfowl Sanctuary

 

Fergus Falls – Lake Alice

Features: This site is a small island on Lake Alice, located within the city limits. Since 2000, the island has housed nests of various species of colonial water birds, providing an up-close view of these fascinating birds.

 

Best Times to Visit: Nesting birds are from early May through the end of July.

 

Birds To Look For: Double-crested Cormorants; Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons.

 

Notes For Birding The Area: The island can be viewed from W. Lakeshore Drive.

 

Contact: Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, 112 W. Washington Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-0125. www.fergusfalls.com  • E-mail: cvb@cpinternet.com

 

 

Fergus Falls Riverview Waterfowl Sanctuary

Commorants by J. WickFeatures: This sanctuary includes the Otter Tail River within the city of Fergus Falls with easy viewing of ducks, geese and swans.

 

Best Times to Visit: The area is used by birds throughout all seasons; winter provides views of the Trumpeter Swan.

 

Birds To Look For: Trumpeter Swans, Canada Geese; Mallards; Wood Ducks and Ring-necked ducks.

 

Contact: Fergus Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, 112 W. Washington Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-0125. www.fergusfalls.com  • E-mail: cvb@cpinternet.com