Beginning in April thousands of migrating waterfowl stop to rest and refuel at several of the wetlands at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge--the only wetlands around for 50 miles. By May, most of the songbirds are starting to arrive.
Some bird species are dependent on the riparian corridor for refueling on the abundant insect populations. Some birds, like the black-chinned hummingbird, stay behind to nest here but many will continue north to their breeding grounds. Long-eared and great-horned owls young are beginning to learn how to fly while the red-tailed hawks and ospreys are just beginning to nest