Gitchie Manitou SNA
Directions: Most easily accessed from Granite Rd. Go N out of town; continue on when road turns west. Entrance is where road turns north. Very northwestern-most point in Iowa.
Description: There are nesting Bobolink in large #s; Spotted Towhee research should be done; they are found not too far w in SD; Bell's Vireo nest. Migrant trap--esp. warblers, thrushes and vireos.
Dickcissels can be in very large #s; Grasshopper Sparrow seen and heard in breeding season.
Criteria for this site
High conservation priority
Rare or unique habitat
Significant species concentrations
Habitats found in this site