IBA Site Information

Gitchie Manitou SNA
Potential IBA
Lyon County  
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
Wetland
Woodland
Grassland
Savanna/Shrub
Riparian
Ownership
State