This 2,605-acre refuge has color-coded trails leading through forests, along field edges, and around the pond. A total of 125 Tree Swallow houses, placed along the field edges, are a scene of hectic activity in early spring. The 110 Wood Duck nesting boxes are spread in both wetland and upland areas. A walk here on a May or early-June afternoon will disclose Blue Heron, bitterns, and a variety of ducks. Pushaw Stream and the four-acre pond attract a variety of ducks.
Species noted here include Mallard, American Black Duck, Pintail, American Widgeon, Greenwinged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, and Red-breasted Merganser. Additionally, Pie-billed Grebe have been spotted. Hawks common to Hirundo include Sharp-shinned, Northern Harrier, and Broad-winged Hawk. Hirundo hosts Great Blue Heron and American Bittern. Shorebirds include Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, and Common Snipe. American Woodcock are common as well.
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