Wildlife Viewing


Tundra swans, snow geese, and ducks, as well as black bear and a variety of birds and animals can be seen at Mackay Island. The hard to spot Swainson’s warbler, recognized by its long pink toes, enjoys the wet woods and swamps.


The Kuralt Trail observation site, an elevated platform equipped with spotting scopes, provides an excellent view of the Great Marsh. During the fall and winter, tundra swans, ducks, and large concentrations of snow geese congregate in the ponds south of this site. Mackay Island Road is also accessible year-round from SR 615 to the dike gate, offering glimpses of wildlife and their various habitats