Winfield City Lake
Nesting birds include scissor-tailed flycatchers, common poor-wills, upland sandpipers, common grackles, and northern orioles. Wintering Harris' sparrows are quite abundant in brushy areas. A nice stand of deciduous woodland graces the far eastern end where Timber Creek flows into the lake. Watch for white-tailed deer, turkeys, and other woodland birds, including common flickers, tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees, and northern cardinals. Along the hedgerows look for the large stick nests of eastern wood rats, sometimes called "pack rats". The cattail marshes and mudflats on the east end attract an assortment of blackbirds, herons, and shorebirds during migrations.
During the winter, Winfield City Lake is thought to be a good spot for viewing uncommon waterfowl, including loons and scoters. Typical winter waterfowl include common mergansers, buffleheads, mallards, and common goldeneyes. The best places to scan the lake are the high bluffs along the south shore. Both North and South Shore Recreation Areas are easily accessible by road.
Utility and primitive camping.
A mountain bike/nature trail is at the upper end of the lake on the south side.
Ownership: The entity responsible for management of Winfield City Lake is the City of Winfield. Contact them at (620) 221-5635 if you have specific questions about use or management of this site, or visit their website.
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