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Spring Birds

Before the trees have fully leafed out this spring, take advantage of the improved visibility to spot birds.  The arb is a breeding destination for many species, and serves as temporary way point for a large number of additional migratory species.  Look for migrating waterfowl on Lyman Lakes and the Cannon River in late March and April. Spring warblers are abundant in May along the river trail, in the floodplain forest, in Best Woods and near Spring Creek in the Upper Arb


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) The wild turkey is a large bird which has only recently become abundant in the Arb. It is primarily a ground species, although it roosts in trees at night. Juvenile wild turkeys are precocial, meaning they are self-sufficient immediately after hatching, and receive little parental care.


Dan Tallman


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