Orwell Wildlife Management Area


Northern Shoveler by Bill SillikerFeatures: Reservoir, wetlands, riparian areas, brushy grasslands, planted juniper.


Best Times To Visit: April through June, August through October.


Birds To Look For: Common Loon, waterfowl, Bohemian Waxwing in winter. Rarities seen include Long-eared and Northern Saw-whet Owls, Townsend’s Solitaire.


Notes For Birding The Area: Use overlooks and back roads to get closer to the reservoir. There is a No Trespass Sanctuary within the WMA, so please observe this posted area.


Contact: DNR Wildlife Area Office, 1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-7576.
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