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Hardin County Greenbelt-Alden to Union/Pine Lake State Park
State IBA
Hardin County  
Hardin County Greenbelt-Alden to Union/Pine Lake State Park
Directions:  Pine Lake State Park joins the northeast corner of Eldora. The Iowa River Greenbelt is a series of public areas along the river between Eldora and IOwa Falls.
Description:  The Iowa River Greenbelt is an important wintering area for bald eagles with a number of winter roost sites identified. The only sharp-shinned hawk nest documented in Iowa for many decades also occurred here. Priority species found during nesting season include wood thrush, black-billed cuckoo, bobolink, and possibly cerulean warbler and pileated woodpecker.
Criteria for this site
Endangered or threatened species habitat
High conservation priority
Rare or unique habitat
Habitats found in this site
Woodland
Grassland
Savanna/Shrub
Riparian
Ownership
Private
County
State
Non-governmental conservation agency; i.e., The Nature Conservancy, Natural Heritage Foundation