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Forney Lake Wildlife Area

State IBA

Fremont County  

Directions:  Take county rd. L-44 north four miles out of Thurman. Turn left (west) on the access road bordering the wetland's south side.

Description:  Reported sightings published in Iowa Bird Life include Black-crowned Night-Heron, 1999 (9), 2001; American Bittern 1997, 1998; Least Bittern 1997, 2001; Common Moorhen adults with young 1997, 1998, 1999; Black Tern 1999, 2001 (100). Forney Lake also hosted a rare Iowa Garganey in 1999 and Tri-colored Heron in 2001. 33 Cattle Egrets were present in July of 2001.

Criteria for this site
High conservation priority

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