IBA Site Information

West and East Twin Lakes
State IBA
Hancock County  
Directions:  Take Highway 69 north to Goodell. Go west on county road B63 approximately 5 miles. Go north on Nash Avenue 1 mile. East Twin Lake is located on the right side and West Twin Lake is located to the left approximately 1/2 mile.
Description:  These areas are used by large flocks of waterfowl for feeding purposes during their migration in the spring and again in the fall. A number of waterfowl and other birds nest in the marsh and in the adjacent woodlands. The last historical wild nesting trumpeter swan occurred in 1883 on East Twin Lake. Restoration efforts by the IDNR were successful here in 2002 when a Trumpeter Swan pair gave birth to 4 cygnets. Bald Eagles and ospreys have also been viewed here.
Criteria for this site
Endangered or threatened species habitat
Rare or unique habitat
Significant species concentrations
Research and monitoring
Habitats found in this site